Pachira aquatica

Native tree of the central american region where it grows in wetlands like tropical estuaries. In nature it reaches 15 meters in height. The plant is know as chestnut of guiana because it produces edible seeds, eaten roasted or fried.


VP/15 H= 70-75 CM
VP/30 H= 165-175 CM

Pachira can be cultived in full sun and in shaded position.

During the hot season it must be fertilized every two weeks, it is preferable to suspend it in autumn and winter.

In nature it prefers very wet soils, in an apartment it is good to wet regularly and frequently in the hot season and slow down in the cold.