Brachychiton rupestris Queensland Bottle Tree
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)
This plant ranges from 24-27 inches in height.
Brachychiton rupestris is more popularly known as the Queensland bottle tree or the Australian bottle tree. The plant belongs to the Malvaceae family and is characterized by a large bottle-shaped trunk but it takes about 5 to 10 years to get that shape. This plant has succulent habits but is a tree reaching a height of about 10 to 20 meters in its natural habitat, which is Queensland in Australia. The Queensland bottle tree in the pot grows even smaller. This tree is frost-hardy but needs full sun for happy growth. The Brachychiton rupestris leaves grow as a canopy dropping its leaves before spring. It blooms into creamy-yellow flowers with red markings between Spring to Summer. The Brachychiton rupestris or Queensland bottle tree has a moderate growth rate throughout the year without any distinct dormant season.
Brachychiton rupestris growth rate is moderate throughout the year.
The tree bears creamy-yellow flowers with red markings between Spring to Summer which is the blooming season.
Watering is an important part of Brachychiton rupestris care. Though the plant is drought-resistant, it needs regular watering throughout all seasons.
Brachychiton rupestris grows well in sandy or loamy soil. Even when the soil conditions are poor, the tree will not stop growing. When growing a Queensland bottle tree in a pot, ensure that the pot has drainage holes.
The hardiness zone for the succulent tree is 9 - 12. It is frost-hardy.
This tree needs full sun for proper growth.
The best way to propagate Brachychiton rupestris is via cuttings or seeds.
The fibrous bark of this tree is used for making ropes and used for making fishing nets. Brachychiton rupestris for sale is now available on Planet Desert.