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Parmentiera (Candle Tree)

Candle Trees or Cuachilote belong to a small Central American genus of some 10 species within the family of Bignoniaceae. They are evergreen and tall shrubs to small trees with usually white to pale yellow flowers which are born directly on the stem (cauliflory). The long fruits have an edible, aromatic, juicy fruit pulp inside and turn bright yellow with maturity. Easily cultivated in large pots or containers in any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow small seeds flat on any rich, well drained soil at some 20°C throughout the year. Keep pots always in a sunny spot.
10 seeds per package.
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Parmentiera cereifera (Candle Tree)

Parmentiera cereifera (Candle Tree)

3 (6)m, Candle Trees is an endemic plant from Atlantic coastal areas in Panama, where it has become a threatened species due to ongoing habitat loss. It is an evergreen small tree with white flowers directly born on the stem. Flowers are followed by long, candle-like fruits with an edible juicy and aromatic, pleasantly tasting pulp at maturity, when they turn bright yellow. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year and with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-IX.
10 seeds per package.

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