About Cotton Tree
Red Silk Cottontree is a large flowering tree in the marshmallow family native to the tropical regions of Asia and northern Australia. It has large showy red flowers and smooth white bark.
Also known as
cotton tree, Tree Cotton, Malabar silk-cotton tree; red silk-cotton, red cotton tree, silk-cotton and kapok
How to care for Cotton Tree
Cotton Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Cotton Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Cotton Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cotton Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.