Pseudobombax ellipticum aka Shaving Brush Tree
Common namesShaving Brush Tree, Bombax, Pink Shaving Brush Tree, Dr Seuss Tree, Amapolla Tree
How to care for Shaving Brush Tree
With a bit of knowledge and dedication, you can successfully care for Shaving Brush Tree, making it a rewarding choice for those seeking a moderate challenge.
Shaving Brush Tree does best in dry soil and should only be watered sparingly.
Shaving Brush Tree requires abundant, bright and direct light. Placing it less than one foot from a window is the best way to make sure the plant receives enough light to survive and thrive. Depending on your region, however, the current weather can affect the placement of the plant in your home. For example, in some areas the sun may be too direct and intense, so it's best to place it farther away from the window. You may also need to adjust your placement according to the season as the sunlight can change intensity over the course of the year. If you live in a region with significant temperature fluctuations, such as a desert, you may need to place the plant a bit farther away from the window to avoid extreme heat or cold. With some care and attention, your Dr Seuss Tree will be sure to bring you many years of beauty and enjoyment.
No verified data on the toxicity of this plant exists within Ploi's records. Should you, someone in your family, or your pet ingest plant material with an unknown toxicity level, it is recommended to seek medical advice.