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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' PlantTheobroma cacao

25 reviews
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant
  • Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant

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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' PlantTheobroma cacao

25 reviews
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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!

Pollination Info

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Pollination

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plants are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting.

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.

Note: This product grows best in well-draining soil. When you receive your plant, you may notice small, white beads or rocks in the soil - this medium is added to increase drainage and keep your plant happy and healthy! 

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

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 $129 $19.95

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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4-11 patio         /           9-11 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 30℉)

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Keeping my fingers crossed

It arrived a little beat up. I repotted it in the same soil it arrived in (scraping it out of the box lol). It has perked up some and has lost 2 leaves since arriving, altho directions said it might drop some leaves as a deciduous tree. Assuming this applies to indoors as well? Have it in an East window, misting daily, and saying little prayers that it stays happy! Will say “yes” that I recommend, although really don’t know at this point since it’s only been a couple weeks.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Review


Some leaf drop is going to be normal after a plant is shipped. If you have any questions or concerns we can help with, please do not hesitate to let us know!

United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice tree

Easy and fast tree the delivered to my door. I got the big size. The tree wasn’t in good shape when I received it, but in a month it started to put new growth however this new growth started to burn from the heat wave. So keep in mind this tree will die if the weather is above 95 or less than 55.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Review
Michael E.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Cocoa plant

At first, it looked poor but clearly that was from the shipment, it is doing great now after some care and watering.



Hi Michael, We're so sorry to hear how your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant arrived but glad it seems to be doing well! Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

United States United States
I recommend this product

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant

It arrived very healthy and beautiful and a large size. So far, all the leaves are green and it is getting more leaves at the top. The Cocoa plant seems to like the hot days and the partial shade that it is kept in. Thank you so much!

United States United States
I recommend this product

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Tree is alive and showing growth already. I only from this company. best customer service awesome thriving trees .. sometimes the packages are mishandled or don’t arrive when promised but that’s on fedex not on this company