The Dead-rat plant has been known in India for many centuries and is one of the most amazing trees.
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About Dead Rat Tree

The Dead-rat tree, botanical name is Adansonia digitata but it is also known in English language as African baobab, Baobab of Mahajanga (Madagascar), Cream-tartar tree, and Dead-rat tree.

The baobab tree is regarded as being the largest tree in Africa and the largest succulent plant in the world, it is leafless for nine months of the year. Adansonia digitata (baobab) is the most widespread of the Adansonia species, and is native to the African continent. The long-lived pachycauls are typically found in dry, hot savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa, where they dominate the landscape, and reveal the presence of a watercourse from afar.

Their growth rate is determined by ground water or rainfall,and their maximum age, which is subject to much conjecture, seems to be in the order of 1,500 years. They have traditionally been valued as sources of food, water, health remedies or places of shelter and are steeped in legend and superstition. Explorers of old were inclined to carve their names on baobabs, and many are defaced by modern graffiti.

Common names for the baobab include dead-rat tree (from the appearance of the fruit), monkey-bread tree (the soft, dry fruit is edible), upside-down tree (the sparse branches resemble roots) and cream of tartar tree (cream of tartar).

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dead-rat tree, African baobab,Adansonia digitata,monkey-bread tree,upside-down tree, cream of tartar tree (cream of tartar),Gorakh chinch
Maximum Reachable Height They can grow to between 5 to 25 m (16 to 82 ft) in height. They are in fact known both for their height and trunk's girth. The trunk tends to be bottle-shaped and can reach a diameter of 10 to 14 m (33 to 46 ft)
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time After Summer season
Difficulty Level Easy

Dead Rat Tree care

Sunlight Full sun.
Watering Keep the soil moist.
Soil Hot,dry,stoney, well drained soils.
Temperature Minimum 10-13 degree C.
Fertilizer Any organic fertilizer

Dead Rat Tree special feature

  • The flowers open only at night.
  • Flowers hang down on long stalks.

    Dead Rat Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Dead-rat plants are strikingly beautiful as dominant, attention grabbing specimens
    • Not for the small garden!

    Medicinal Use:

    • The Dead-rat plant's bark, leaves, fruit, and trunk are all used
    • The bark of the baobab is used for clothing, fodder and rope, the leaves for condiments and medicines

    Culinary Use:

    • The fruit, called "Monkey bread", is eaten
    • Sometimes people live inside of the huge trunks

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Dead Rat Tree ?

    Dead Rat Tree is commonly known as Dead-rat tree, African baobab,Adansonia digitata,monkey-bread tree,upside-down tree, cream of tartar tree (cream of tartar),Gorakh chinch

    How tall do Dead Rat Tree grow?

    On average Dead Rat Tree grows They can grow to between 5 to 25 m (16 to 82 ft) in height. They are in fact known both for their height and trunk's girth. The trunk tends to be bottle-shaped and can reach a diameter of 10 to 14 m (33 to 46 ft)

    What color are Dead Rat Tree ?

    A Dead Rat Tree plant bears flowers of color White

    When Dead Rat Tree blooms?

    With enough light, Dead Rat Tree may produce White flowers in After Summer season

    How hard is Dead Rat Tree to grow?

    A Dead Rat Tree is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Dead Rat Tree need?

    A Dead Rat Tree prefers Full sun.

    How much water does a Dead Rat Tree need?

    A Dead Rat Tree prefers watering Keep the soil moist.

    What kind of soil does a Dead Rat Tree need?

    A Dead Rat Tree prefers Hot,dry,stoney, well drained soils.

    What temperature does a Dead Rat Tree like?

    A Dead Rat Tree prefers Minimum 10-13 degree C.

    How often should I fertilize my Dead Rat Tree ?

    To encourage Dead Rat Tree growth, Any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Thursday, 30 January 2020

    Is the item durable?

    Swati Ravi Nain

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Anil Chhikara

    Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Rare new variety?

    Ashish Varghese
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