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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' PlantTheobroma cacao

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  • 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

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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 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 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

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

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

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Barry P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

looking healthy

They arrived on time with only a small amount of handling damage. Now that they are in the greenhouse and growing, they should fill back out. These are hard to find and really picky on climate. I'm happy to find some.

Shawn B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So far so good!

Shipping was efficient and the tree arrived in good condition. This is my second cacao tree. I have a 4 ft one that I purchased here last year that is doing well. This one is about 2 ft which will have more options with pruning to control the tree structure as it grows.

DeborahLynn S.
United States United States

Chocolate Cocoa Plants feel very Healthy

Baby trees lost their leaves but night temp is not below 35-40 F. They have a perfect location with lots of sunlight mornings - early afternoons, but in the summer heat, their is a line of mature trees to offer them shelter from intense afternoon sun.

Jean C.
United States United States

So far so good. The first cocoa plant I got dropped all it's leaves immediately. This plant seems healthier. I've planted this one in a different location so I'll see what happens.

Barry P.
United States United States

waiting to see

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.