The Baobab tree is a quintessential African bonsai species. It is instantly recognizable around the world and South African bonsai celebrity, Charles Ceronio, dedicated an entire section of his internationally popular book "Bonsai Styles of the World" to them.
These baobab trees have been lovingly and very patiently grown from seed for 24 years by local tree master, Dean Kingham of Habitat Trees.
Baobabs are deciduous in their growing nature and thus lose their leaves in winter. During this time watering is withheld and they are often removed from all their growing media (bare-rooted) until spring when new growth begins to emerge. At that point they are planted again and care resumes as normal.
Tree shipping and preparation
The baobab is ideally sold during dormancy as they are far less susceptible to changes in climate, are more durable as branches have hardened off and they are far cheaper to transport as it is not necessary to ship in a container and soil (growing media).
Kindly note therefore that these baobab are:
Shipped bare rooted. (Meaning no media) This is entirely safe as the tree is dormant. We recommend equal parts: