Also known as
Balsa Wood, Balsaholz, Bois flo, Bois flot, Bois madame, Bombast mahoe, Ceibon botija, Ceibon lanero, Corcho, Corkwood, Coton fleur, Coton mahaudeme and Cuano
How to care for Balsa
Balsa 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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Balsa may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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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 Balsa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.