Question: Where does kapok grow?

It grows in sunny sites on forest edges, along watercourses and in clearings in the primary forest. Kapok tree is an emergent canopy species. It is found in the primary tropical forest and initial and advanced secondary forests, from Mexico to South America and in the tropics in Asia and Africa.

Where are kapok trees found?

The kapok tree is found throughout the Neotropics, from southern Mexico to the southern Amazon and even to parts of West Africa. Because the unopened fruit wont sink when submerged in water, many believe the fruit of the kapok tree floated its way from Latin America to Africa.

Can you grow Kapok?

Grow Kapok Trees in full sun and well-draining soil in a position sheltered from strong winds. During winter or dry season, it sheds its leaves and requires less water than during the vegetative season. After the dry season, the creamy-white to pinkish coloured flowers appear before leaf-growth.

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