|Mature Height:||8ft. - Potted|
|Botanical Name:||Theobroma cacao|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors|
|You are in Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
Tropical Blooms + Year-Round Growth
Why Chocolate Plants?
Get exotic flowers that bloom year-round, even while fruit is present, on the incomparable Chocolate Plant.
These blooms transform from delicate white or pinkish flowers into 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.
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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Though the Chocolate Plant does rely on an insect known as the chocolate midge to produce its fruit (or hand pollination in non-tropical areas), you'll have the benefit of vibrant color that thrives indoors or out.
That's because we've planted, grown, and shipped your plant with care. Now, you get an exotic tree that's almost impossible to find at big-box stores or local garden centers.
Order your Chocolate Plant today!
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.
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, 5 & 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 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|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
Good so far. There were some bruised leaves in shipping, but that is normal with something as sensitive as cacao. It will be late spring before I can tell the full condition.
The tree came in great condition. It was a lot bigger than I thought it would be.
Very pleased with the whole experience. Plant arrived promptly and in excellent condition. I will definitely shop this company again !!!!
My experience with the Chocolate Cocoa was not well but this was due to the plant arriving dry in packaging. I’m waiting to see if it will bounce back. My experience with the customer service of Fast Growing Trees has gone well! They are very responsive and the rating is due to the plant and has nothing to do with the service I received from the company.
Received my two cocoa theobromas in great condition. Planted them in ground and they already have new growth. Very happy with my products.