This fast growing tropical tree with dark glossy evergreen leaves makes a stunning ornamental and shade tree. Medium sized and variable in height depending on the conditions, it is hardy but does not tolerate frost.
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Availability date: 1/12/2012
OTHER COMMON NAME(S)
Money Tree, Lucky Tree, French Peanut, Guinea Peanut
Native to Brazil
A study titled “Chemical Characterization and Stability of the Bombacopsis glabra Nut Oil” published by Food and Public Health in 2012 has found the presence of cyclopropenoid fatty acids (CPFA) in Pachira Glabra nuts, which renders the kernels of this species unsuitable for human consumption.
Full article at http://article.sapub.org/pdf/10.5923.j.fph.20120204.04.pdf
|Size||Medium tree (8-15m)|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|