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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Theobroma cacao


  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
Regular price $79.95 Sale price
$79.95

Size:
  • 3 Gallon
  • 1-2 ft.
  • 2-3 ft.
  • 3-4 ft.
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 5-6 ft.
  • 6-7 ft.
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Product Details

Mature Height: 8ft. - Potted
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

Product Description

Make Delicious Chocolate in your Home!

Here's why the Chocolate Plant will make a sweet addition to your Garden:

  • Learn to make fresh, rich and delicious chocolate right from your own plant
  • Harvest cocoa beans with tons of health benefits
  • Lovely flowers that bloom year round, even while fruit is present

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!

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, but the bean can also 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.

Give yourself the gift of Chocolate. Order your Chocolate Plant today.

Pollination Info

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Pollination

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plants are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant will drastically increase the size of your crop.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Your Chocolate Plant will be happiest in a full to partial sun location. If possible, try to put it in a spot that it will be protected from strong winds.

From there, ensure you dig a hole large enough to accommodate your Cocoa Plant's root ball in well-draining soil, place your plant, backfill, and then water to settle the roots. You can also mulch the surrounding soil to lock in moisture.

2. Watering: Your Chocolate Plant will require at least one weekly watering. If you're not sure when to water, simply check your plant's surrounding soil about 3 inches down for dryness.

3. Fertilizing: For the first year, during active growth in spring and summer, apply a 1/2 lb. of a slow-release, complete fertilizer every two months.

4. Pollination: The Chocolate Plant is self-pollinating but does rely on an insect known as the chocolate midge to produce its fruit.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zones 5 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99.00-$128.99 $29.95
$129 + FREE SHIPPING!

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JC
10/09/2020
Jean C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very pleased with the whole experience. Plant arrived promptly and in excellent condition. I will definitely shop this company again !!!!

A
06/01/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Unique Gift

Gifted one chocolate cacao plant and one vanilla bean plant to someone who likes to bake...they thought it was the coolest idea ever - thanks FGT!

GD
05/24/2020
Georgia D.
United States United States
Chocolate cocoa tree

It is alive and well!

A
05/15/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Noice

Much appreciate, thanks for the fresh cacao tree.

JM
05/14/2020
James M.
United States United States
Cocoa in SW Florida

very cool that I can grow cocoa here in the States.

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