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Here's why the Chocolate Plant will make a sweet addition to your Garden:
Got Chocolate? Now's your chance to grow your own
You probably never thought you could grow your own chocolate. But now, the incredible Chocolate Plant turns that dream into a reality. Enjoy year round blooms that transform from delicate white or pinkish flowers into giant cocoa pods. Grouped together in clusters that emerge directly from the trunk of the plant, they play well against the bright green leaves. The foliage has a unique feature you've got to see to believe: leaves will actually pivot towards the sun. Like mini solar panels they move 90 degrees either horizontally or vertically depending on the sun's position.
Planting Chocolate is like bringing a tropical rainforest right into your garden!
Chocolate does Wonders for you and your Garden
Aside from its visual beauty, there are many reasons you'll want to include the Chocolate Plant in your garden or landscape design plans. To start, there are numerous health benefits derived from the plant's fruit.
Studies suggest that eating chocolate every day can have a positive impact on lowering blood pressure. And cocoa powder, made by fermenting the plant's cocoa beans, is said to help ward off heart disease. Not only that, the bean can be used to make cocoa butter, a rich moisturizer that helps skin stay hydrated and look younger.
Add the health benefits to all the delicious chocolate desserts like homemade German Chocolate Cake and we haven't even scratched the surface of everything your Chocolate Plant will deliver year after year.
Chocolate Cocoa Plants need a pollinator, be sure to buy 2 or more!
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Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant again after the transplant is complete.
Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos. Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.
Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center.
A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store.
Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.
Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.