Portia Tree Thespesia populnea

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Botanical Name:

Thespesia populnea

Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Thespesia

Species:

populnea

Common Name:

Portia Tree

Seeds Per Pound:
2,840
Quantity:
1.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
8
Germination:
45%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2018
In Stock: 1.03 lb
Prices
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1 packet
$5.95
1 oz
$15.95
1 lb
$69.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Germination can be difficult due to the hard seed coat, and is improved by scarification with a knife or sandpaper.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination takes 8 - 70 days.

Thespesia populnea , commonly known as the Portia Tree (pronounced /ˈpɔərʃ(i)ə/ ), is species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae . It is a small tree or arborescent shrub that has a pantropical distribution, found on coasts around the world. However, the Portia Tree is probably native only to the Old World , and may have originated in India . It is possibly indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere in the Pacific , but may have been spread by early Polynesians for its useful wood and bast fibres . The Portia Tree reaches a height of 6–10 m (20–33 ft) tall and a trunk diameter of 20–30 cm (7.9–12 in). It grows at elevations from sea level to 275 m (902 ft) in areas that receive 500–1,600 mm (20–63 in) of annual rainfall. The Portia Tree is able to grow in the wide range of soil types that may be present in coastal environments, including soils derived from quartz ( sand ), limestone , and basalt ; it favors neutral soils ( pH of 6-7.4).

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