Six of the nine species of baobab found worldwide are native to Madagascar. This is one of them, also called a “monkey bread tree” even though there are lemurs but no monkeys in Madagascar. Go figure.
I bought the tree online from Bonsai Collectibles located in Lancaster, California in 2013. It arrived on May 23 of that year.
November 9, 2019: The tree today.
July 18, 2018: New growth on the way. I will attempt to keep new growth in the future as close to the trunk as possible. I’m unsure of whether or not I will keep the first branch. Right now I like it as a back branch instead of off to one side as shown here.