Theobroma cacao is the taxonomic classification for the plant also called the cacao tree and the cocoa tree, which is a small evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae, native to the deep tropical regions of Central and South America.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Theobroma cacao,cocoa bean,cocoa,Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3.00 to 4.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||red|
|Bloom Time ||May to winter|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Ghana and Cote Ivoire supply 60% of the worlds cocoa and 90% of production is on small farms of 2 to 5 hectares. Despite significant growth in cocoa output and trade, many farmers and their communities still live on less than pound1 a day. Cocoa farming is demanding, labour-intensive work, and with volatile prices producers dont earn enough to pay for essentials such as farm inputs or school fees.
In Australia, Cadbury uses high quality cocoa beans sourced from Ghana in West Africa and Asia. Most of the world s cocoa is grown in a narrow belt 10 degrees either side of the Equator because cocoa trees grow well in humid tropical climates with regular rains and a short dry season.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Watering || Medium|
|Soil || well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||18 C and above,Cocoa trees grow in hot, rainy tropical areas within 20 of latitude from the Equator|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
Cocoa special feature
This rose grows well in small groups in borders, cottage gardens, foundations or rose gardens. Also may be grown as a small hedge.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area
- White chocolate contains sugar, cocoa butter, and milk solids
- Long regarded as a food treat, cocoa is now used by some people as medicine
- Cocoa seed is used for infectious intestinal diseases and diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, and as an expectorant for lung congestion
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Cocoa ?
Cocoa is commonly known as Theobroma cacao,cocoa bean,cocoa,Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
How tall do Cocoa grow?
On average Cocoa grows 3.00 to 4.00 feet
What color are Cocoa ?
A Cocoa plant bears flowers of color red
When Cocoa blooms?
With enough light, Cocoa may produce red flowers in May to winter
How hard is Cocoa to grow?
How much sunlight does a Cocoa need?
How much water does a Cocoa need?
A Cocoa prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Cocoa need?
A Cocoa prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Cocoa like?
A Cocoa prefers 18 C and above,Cocoa trees grow in hot, rainy tropical areas within 20 of latitude from the Equator
How often should I fertilize my Cocoa ?
To encourage Cocoa growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Friday, 06 December 2019
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