Shaving Brush Tree

General Information
Common Name Shaving Brush Tree
Family Bombacaceae
Genus Pachira
Species aquatica
Origin Tropical America
Category Foliage Plant
Common Uses Specimen

Plant in Photo
Container Size 14 in
Plant Height (photo) 05-06 ft
Width 03-04 ft
Form Standard

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General Description
Leaf Color Light Green
Texture Medium
Flower Color
General Heights Medium to Tall

Container Sizes 14 in-17 in
Heights 06 ft-specimen
Common or Rare Limited
Forms Bush,Standard

Care Basics
Water Use Medium
Humidity Requirements Medium
Light Level High Light Required

Temperatures, Light and Air
Minimum Temperatures 55 F
Optimum Temperature 75 F
Minimum Light 400 Foot Candles
Optimum Light 900 Foot Candles
NASA Clean Air Study

Pests and Other Problems
Most Common Insect Problem Aphids,Scale,Mealy Bug,Mites
Most Common Disease Problem
Special Requirements or Needs
Poisonous None