Salmalia Malabarica, Cotton Tree - 0.5 Kg Seeds
( 2 times booked in last 90 days )
Common name: Silk Cotton Tree, Kapok Tree
Bloom time: march
Height: 16 to 19 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Step 1 Plant the silk floss tree in well-drained soil. The tree should be exposed to full sunlight.
Step 2 Water the silk floss tree regularly, but don t water excessively. The silk floss tree is drought-tolerant, and won t mind if the soil is kept on the dry side during the winter.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Remove weeds around the base of the tree, and avoid planting grass within the drip line (an imaginary line where water would drip from the outermost branches).
- Grass and weeds will compete with the tree for moisture and nutrients in the soil.
- Apply 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch around the base of the silk floss tree, but leave 6 to 8 inches uncovered around the trunk so the mulch doesn t mound against the trunk.
- Organic mulches such as bark chips or dry leaves will retain moisture and deter weeds.
Cover young trees with a tree blanket if frost is expected.
- Established silk floss trees can survive temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but only for short periods.
- Young trees are more susceptible to cold and should be protected.
Beds, border fronts, pots, containers
No serious insect or disease problems.
You may also need below items for gardening
Recommended Planters :
Add a splash of beauty to balconies, patios, walls, fences & window sills with durable,light weight, Rotomolded planters.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.