The Cocoa Plant is a chocolate lovers must have, because they can grow their own cocoa beans right at home
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%
||Theobroma cacao,cocoa bean,cocoa,Chocolate Cocoa Cacao Plant
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3.00 to 4.00 feet
||May to winter
||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.
Cocoa Tree care
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.
|| well-drained soil
||18 C and above,Cocoa trees grow in hot, rainy tropical areas within 20 of latitude from the Equator
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Cocoa Tree 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.
Cocoa Tree uses
- 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