Typical plants are 8″-12″ – Dependent on timing and availability
Theobroma Cacao (Tree of the Food of the Gods) is a tropical South American plant that originally hails from the Amazonian Basin. Today it plays a major economic role in the production of chocolate and related products, although the popular processing of Cacao destroys many of the active substances by which it carries an effect. It was a revered plant among MesoAmerican cultures, such as the Aztec, Maya, Toltec, and Incas, and used as a divine drink for the elite classes. The beans were even used as currency among these societies. Raw Cacao includes antioxidants, caffeine, flavonoids, phenylethylamine, theobromine, tryptophan, etc.
Trinitario is a hybrid varietal, a cross between Criolla and Forestero, that arose in Trinidad.
Note: If you wish to fruit, buy two or more plants.
Theobroma Cacao can be a more difficult plant to grow, please do your due diligence before ordering.
Use humus-rich soil that is light and well-draining. It doesn’t tolerate drought well, so keep moist. It likes warm, humid environments. Used a well-balanced fertilizer and keep it in indirect sunlight.