Madagascar Baobab (Adansonia madagascariensis)


Six of the nine species of baobab found worldwide are native to Madagascar. This is one of them, also called a “monkey bread tree” even though there are lemurs but no monkeys in Madagascar. Go figure.

I bought the tree online from Bonsai Collectibles located in Lancaster, California in 2013. It arrived on May 23 of that year.

November 9, 2019:
The tree today.

May 23, 2013:
The tree being repotted upon arrival.

May 24, 2013:
A rough first day.

October 2, 2013:
Better after a summer of growth.

March 14, 2014:
I keep baobabs inside as regular nighttime temperatures fall below 50 degrees F, from about early December to early March. I don’t water them during this period. The leaves on this tree were left over from the previous summer.

July 12, 2014:
New summer leaves sprouting.

July 22, 2014:
Leaf growth in 10 days.

August 15, 2014:

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