Castanospermum australe  Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe  Moreton Bay Chestnut
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Castanospermum australe Moreton Bay Chestnut

Get your very own beanstalk tree and grow a unique and fascinating houseplant.
  • Looking not unlike an ornamental fig tree sprouting from magic bean seeds (hence the name Jack's Beanstalk Tree).
  • Grown for its glossy leaves, plants can also produce clusters of orangy-yellow pea-shaped flowers in summer if it's happy where it it's situated followed by 'pea-pods' of bean-shaped seeds.
  • Can be controlled much like a bonsai by keeping the plant in a relatively small pot and shaping these plants with pruning, trimming, and training.
  • Easy to grow, it appreciates a sunny spot, out of direct sunlight, and can even go outside in the summer.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 13cm pot, plants will reach 1-3m

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Looking not unlike an ornamental fig tree sprouting from magic bean seeds (hence the name Jack's Beanstalk Tree), the Moreton Bay Chestnut (Castanospermum australe) is an unusual house plant which originates in the coastal rainforests of Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Grown for its glossy leaves, plants can also produce clusters of orangy-yellow pea-shaped flowers in summer if it's happy where it it's situated followed by 'pea-pods' of bean-shaped seeds.

In the wild, this evergreen tree can reach over 40m (130 ft) tall, but in the UK and in a pot, it's much easier to handle and can be controlled much like a bonsai by keeping the plant in a relatively small pot and shaping with pruning and training.

Easy to grow, and perfect for kids and novice gardeners, it appreciates a sunny spot, out of direct sunlight, and can even go outside in the summer.

Grown with the ‘bean’ still attached to its base, it will naturally dry up and separate from the plant in several months and can be removed without any effect to the plant.

Supplied as an established plant in a 13cm pot, plants will reach 1-3m.

Note Decorative pot in images is for display purposes only and is not supplied.

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Item 800170 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 13cm pot, plants will reach 1-3m and are easily shaped by pruning to your desired height.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Grown with the ‘bean’ still attached to the base of the plant, these will naturally dry up and separate from the plant and can be removed without any ill effects.

Care Information

Care for your Castanospermum australe, Moreton Bay Chestnut:

  • Plants can be placed outdoors during the warmer months of the year but keep out of direct sunlight.
    Indoors, place near a bright window, out of direct sunlight.
  • Keep well-watered and mist occasionally to provide a humid environment and also to clean the leaves.

Note: As with all houseplants, keep away from children and pets and take care when handling. Leaves and seeds are toxic.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
300 cm
100 cm
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