Theobroma cacao

Species

  • Cacao
  • Cocoa tree
  • Purple cocoa tree
  • Theobroma sphaerocarpum

Tags

Theobroma cacao, otherwise known as cacao, is a edible fruits and nuts, trees plant species native to California.

Children

Browse this taxon's child families or species

Appearance

Bloom color
white
mintCream
tan
lightPink
Foliage
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Space

Dimensions

Theobroma cacao can grow from 4.7m to 9mm tall
4.7m to 9m
Spacing
3.6
4.7
2.4
3

Sun

Optimal
Dispersed
Dispersed

Water

Optimal
Mesic

Soil

Soil PH Requirements
5.6
7.5
5.6
6.5

Time

Bloom
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly
Bloom Time
Non-patented
Non-patented

Reproduction

Seed Collecting
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Meta

Patent information
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel