Dead Rat Tree - Plant
Description for Dead Rat Tree
The Baobab 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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dead-rat tree, African baobab.||-||-||They can grow to between 5â€“25 m (16â€“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 10â€“14 m (33â€“46 ft)||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Full sun.||Stoney, well drained soils.||Keep the soil moist.||Minimum 10-13 degree C.||-|
Caring for Dead Rat Tree
Typical uses of Dead Rat Tree
Culinary use: The fruit, called "monkey bread", is eaten. Sometimes people live inside of the huge trunks.
Ornamental use: Baobabs are strikingly beautiful as dominant, attention grabbing specimens. Not for the small garden!
Medicinal use: The baobab s bark, leaves, fruit, and trunk are all used. The bark of the baobab is used for cloth and rope, the leaves for condiments and medicines.