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Omphalocarpum sp., Navel Fruit. Omphalocarpum procerum seeds
Omphalocarpum procerum seeds

Omphalocarpum sp.

Navel Fruit
Family: Sapotaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The Omphalocarpum tree can grow up to 20 feet in height, having a spreading canopy. It enjoys full sun and prefers regular watering during the summer months, although it can tolerate some drought. The white or off-white flowers are usually borne solitary or in small clusters.

The tree has become popular in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Grow Omphalocarpum in the USDA Zone 9-11. This tree will thrive best in sandy, loamy, and acidic soils. The tree should be planted in full sun and watered regularly. It is moderately tolerant of moist soil but too much standing water can cause the roots to rot. During periods of drought, it is important to irrigate the plants more regularly. A once-a-week drench, at a minimum, should be done during the summer months. When growing in a pot in colder regions, be sure to bring the tree indoors to protect it from frost.

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