• Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Live Seedling

    $9.99

    There is only 1 item left in stock.


    This listing is for 1 (ONE) CACAO tree SEEDLING, about 3" the size of the seedlings shown in the 3rd listing photo.  Cacao seeds are pushed out of the soil as the root system develops.  Please do not try to 'replant' the seed in the soil.  Sometimes I have novice gardeners write and ask me what is wrong with their Cacao, they send me photos of it STILL valiantly growing, UPSIDE down, with the roots in the air and seed buried in the soil. 
    Cacao (Theobroma cacao) beans from this fast growing tropical fruit tree are what CHOCOLATE is made from.  You can grow Cacao in a large container indoors for a few months before planting in a warm shady location in your garden.  Please keep in mind that Cacao trees grown from seed will develop a tap root.  A photo shows a small pod developing on one of our Cacao trees.
    PLEASE BE READY TO RECEIVE YOUR FRESH MAUI GROWN SEEDLING AS SOON AS IT ARRIVES.  All live plants ship USPS mail on Mondays.  Orders placed by Saturday evenings are taken for Hawaii State Agricultural inspection and shipped the following Monday.
    NO FREEZING OR EXCESSIVELY HOT TEMPERATURES FOR THIS SHADE LOVING TROPICAL TREE.
    Theobroma cacao means 'Food of the Gods'.  Add this small tropical tree to your plant collection. 
    Cacao is considered an 'understory tree' it grows well protected in the shade under other larger trees. Please grow your young Cacao plants in the shade, dappled light is okay once they are older. 
    Please read up on how to grow this plant in your particular area.  PLEASE NOTE THAT WRITTEN GROWING INSTRUCTIONS WITH OR AFTER YOU RECEIVE YOUR SEEDLING SAFELY IS NOT OFFERED.  PLEASE PLAN ON RESEARCHING EACH PLANT THAT YOU PLAN ON GROWING IN YOUR PARTICULAR AREA.
    (PLEASE NOTE, We do not offer whole pods for shipment out of the state of Hawaii, just the inspected + cleaned seeds/plants.   Hawaii Sate Agriculture is very strict and does not allow any fruit pulp or soil to be shipped out of the state.  If you are within the state of Hawaii and would like to order a whole/unopened Cacao pod please contact Tamara for more details.  Since there is a short shelf life and sporadic availability with these tropical fruits/pods, you will have to preorder it and have it shipped when it becomes available).
    All photos copyright Tamara Bockius/MauiSeeds.com 
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