Dillenia indica | Chulta | Elephant Apple | Hondapara Tree | Ou Tenga | 20_Seeds

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These seeds were collected from Dillenia indica, also known as Chulta, ou tenga, Elephant Apple, and Hondapara Tree. These trees like to grow in full sun where they can grow up to about 40 feet high. The white and yellow blossoms are very fragrant and on display from late spring until early fall. The fruit is sour and used in many dishes, but it must be used sparingly because it is a major food source for elephants, monkeys, and deer. USDA Hardiness Zones 9b to 11.

Dillenia indica seeds are renowned for their striking blooms and adaptability. These seeds are a must-have for gardeners seeking a hardy and visually captivating addition to their landscape.

USDA Hardiness Zones: Dillenia indica thrives in zones 9b-11, making it a resilient choice for regions with warm, tropical climates.

This plant offers an intriguing ecological role. Dillenia indica boasts fragrant blossoms that perfume your garden with a delightful aroma, creating a sensory oasis.

In addition to its aromatic appeal, this plant serves as a valuable host for butterflies and moths. Witness the enchanting life cycle of these winged wonders as they seek refuge and sustenance on your Dillenia indica.

Moreover, a diverse array of wildlife is drawn to this plants nectar-rich blooms. Bees, butterflies, ladybugs, hummingbirds, and moths all find nourishment and shelter among its branches, transforming your garden into a vibrant and bustling ecosystem.

Fun Fact: Dillenia indica is also known as the Elephant Apple due to the large, round fruits it produces, which are a favorite food source for elephants and other wildlife in its native habitat.

So, whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice, Dillenia indica seeds offer a fragrant, resilient, and wildlife-friendly addition to your outdoor haven. Cultivate not only a flourishing garden but also a deeper connection to the wonders of the natural world with these extraordinary seeds.