Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8ft. - Potted
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Theobroma cacao
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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.
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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
It is alive and well!
very cool that I can grow cocoa here in the States.
I bought one cacao tree from Fast-Growing-Trees and 4 cacao trees from another seller. The F-G-S tree is at least 4 times as big and super healthy. I like that you don't have to wait YEARS to get fruit or nuts with the trees they sell!!! I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEM ALL FROM F-G-S! It's a false economy to go for price alone.
Although a bit pricey for me to purchase I am so pleased with their adjustment and growth in their new environment. With proper site prep being crucial new growth on both plants are shiny heathy limbs in less than 1/2 year. The larger size has proven to be the best option.
The tree arrived alive but I'm really struggling. An exotic plant should come with better directions.
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.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days from date of purchase. 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|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|