Pseudobombax ellipticum Shaving Brush Tree
(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)
Pseudobombax ellipticum is commonly known as the ‘Shaving brush tree’, and it belongs to the Malvaceae family. The native of the winter-dormant plant is Southern Mexico, with its height reaching 12-40 ft. In the spring season, beautiful flowers bloom, and there are no leaves left on the trees.
The growth rate of the plant is fast.
The flowers bloom in pink colors from winter to early spring.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Pseudobombax ellipticum needs plenty of water to grow.
This succulent needs well-drained soil to germinate properly.
The hardiness of the Pseudobombax ellipticum is 9b to 11, with a frost tolerance of -7° C (19.4° F) for short periods.
The Shaving brush tree needs full sun to light shade.
This variety is propagated by seeds and cutting. Direct sunlight will help the plant propagate properly.
Shaving brush trees are caudex-forming plants, and they can be grown in the form of bonsai. These succulents will surely make your balcony pleasing.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Winter to early spring|
|Common Name||Shaving brush tree|
|Frost Tolerance||-7° C for short periods|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||pseudobombax ellipticum|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|