Artocarpus altilis "Breadfruit Tree" 10"
The Breadfruit tree can get quite big and is known for its dimpled fruit that look like a bright green strange avocado. Used as a vegetable starch when It reaches maturity. Even though they will likely not produce mature fruit as a houseplant the deeply lobed leaves create an interesting texture.
- Light - full sun
- Watering - even moisture
- Soil - potting mix
Images are used for general reference only. The size, shape and fruiting state of each plant will vary.
The Breadfruit tree can get quite big and is known for its dimpled fruit that resembles a bright green, strange avocado. Used as a vegetable starch when It reaches maturity. Even though they will likely not produce mature fruit as a houseplant, the deeply-lobed leaves create an interesting texture.
Light: Full sun
Water: Even moisture
Environment: Regular potting mix; the plants have been widely planted in tropical regions, so warmth and humidity are appreciated
Toxicity: Reported to have tiny oxalate crystals in its sap; chewing it has been reported to cause swelling, irritation, and pain
Habit / Size: Flowering tree that can grow up to 85’ tall at maturity in its natural habitat
- All parts of this tree yield latex which is useful for boat caulking
The trees are monoecious, with male and female flowers growing on the same tree
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, help avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.
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