This tree grows 20 to 60 feet tall and is rare in cultivation. It is pyramidal in youth and matures as rounded and dense branching. Two large, white bracts surround the flower resembling a dove. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and water during drought.
Also known as
dove-tree, handkerchief tree, pocket handkerchief tree and ghost tree
How to care for dove-tree
dove-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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dove-tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
dove-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 dove-tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.