CHIRANTHODENDRON PENTADACTYLON PDF
I have to admit, the first time i saw the hand-shaped blooms of this tree, i was a bit spooked. The Devil’s Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon) is an. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is an evergreen tree growing from 12 – 30 metres or more tall in Guatemala, though smaller in Mexico. The bole, which often. DEVIL’S HAND TREE Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum – Arcadia, CA, UC.
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One of the bizarre members of the plant kingdom, the Mexican Hand Tree bears ornate red flowers having the shape of a clawed-hand.
Renowned for its beauty, but still rare in cultivation. Seeds are not available for the Mexican Hand Tree. Please visit our seed store to view current selections.
Seeds were last available in March Description A fairly fast-growing medium or large sized tree growing to 40ft. Has large leaves with prominent veins and fuzz.
The strange flowers are borne for much of the Spring and Summer, followed by large, woody-like pods which open to contain several seeds. Chiranthodenron flowers are popular with certain birds who drink nectar from the cup-like petals beneath the hand.
Devil’s Hand Tree
The pods may persist on the branches for many months. The tree flourishes in cool subtropical climates that receive minimal frost but have cooler nights. Grows fine in full sun and does particularly well in fog-belt regions. It should be watered regularly and will enjoy humidity.
Plant in well-drained soil. By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest.
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They generally take a minimum of weeks for germination, but often longer. Hardiness Hardy to about 20F. Growing Environment The tree flourishes in cool subtropical climates that receive minimal frost but have cooler nights.
Propagation By seeds, which should be planted fairly soon after harvest.
Mexican Hand Tree, Devil’s Hand Tree – Chiranthodendron pentadactylon
Uses Planted as an ornamental. Alyogyne huegelii Blue Hibiscus. Ansiodontea x hypomandarum Cape Mallow. Chiranthodendron pentadactylon Mexican Hand Tree. Cola acuminata Cola Nut.
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