I’ve been fascinated with baobabs since I read a book called “The Upside Down Tree” as a child. That fascination has stayed with me into adulthood. A google search will produce images of baobab stands in Madagascar, Australia, Africa, and the Arabian peninsula looking alien and magnificent. There are nine species of baobabs worldwide, of which six are found in Madagascar. The fruits and leaves are edible. The tree in today’s blog, Adansonia gregorii (also sometimes classified as Adansonia gibbosa) is native to Australia. I bought it online from Bonsai Collectables along with two other baobab species. Those will be the subjects of future blogs. All three trees arrived May 23, 2013.
February 9, 2014: The tree during its first winter. I keep all baobab trees inside during winter dormancy and do not water them (this one was placed outside for the picture).