Good home required
Last year I germinated the seed of a Kapok tree. However towards the end of last year it was looking rather sad with one set of yellowing leaves clinging on and a new small set of leaves on the top of the tree which by that time was about nine inches in height. I decided it might be better to over winter the tree in my house to at least give it a chance of survival. In about four months of warm conditions it has doubled in height with now a dozen leaf sets and what looks like more to come (see attached photo). I gather Kapok trees are native of South American rain forests where temperatures remain warm and humid the year round and I suspect it would probably not survive outside in our much cooler climate. Would you know if there are there places or organisations in our country that I could contact who might be interested in taking on the challenge of growing this specimen into what would be an unusual tree to have in their collection? Now I’ve started it into growth I feel rather responsible to try and make sure it has the best chance possible of developing into a fully grown tree. I do hope you can help.