Castanospermum australe - 4"
Also known as the black bean or Moreton Bay chestnut, the seedlings of lucky bean houseplants (Castanospermum australe) are often sold as novelties with the bean-shaped seed still attached. The bean eventually dries up, but the plant continues to be a delight with its tropical spring blossoms in bright hues of yellow and red. After blooming, large cylindrical brown seed pods form, each containing three to five bean-shaped seeds.
The leaves of lucky bean houseplants are dark glossy green and form a tree-like cluster at the top of the stem. As houseplants, they can be trimmed to control height and shape or trained as bonsai. In tropical areas such as Florida, gardeners can grow them indoors for a few years, then plant them outside to reach their full potential as shade trees.
Plant is toxic if ingested.
- Light: Sun
- Soil: organic mix
- Water: keep moist
- Fertilizer: slow release
Available as assorted in 4" nursery container
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