Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree
Carob tree

Algarroba / Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) Live Tree 12”-24”

$39.99

The carob wood is hard, reddish and highly prized for cabinetmaking, and the bark and leaves have been used as tanning agents and astringents.

From its fruits, of great nutritional value, the pulp is extracted for animal or human food (before it was eaten fresh as a rural delicacy), while gum is extracted from the seed, which is used for the cosmetic, food and textile industries, and It is even taken ground or in tablets as a cocoa substitute.

Carat is used to weigh precious metals. The carats are equivalent to 200 mg, and in the past it was roasted carob seeds that were used for this purpose, as their weight was very similar, in such a way that the Semitic name of the carob seed was kerat or kirat, from which it derives. the word ‘carat’.

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What Does Tropical Plant Mean?

A tropical plant is a plant that grows naturally in a tropical climate. A tropical climate is typically hot and humid, with temperatures constantly exceeding 18 degrees Celsius, / 64 fahrenheit with zero frost days.

In colder climates north of the equator, tropical plants can be grown as houseplants and set outside during the warm, sunny months. Commercially, tropical plants can be grown in colder climates, but they must be grown inside greenhouses and with other forms of controlled environment agriculture.

The term tropical plant refers to any type of plant that naturally flourishes in an environment that resembles the Tropics, a region of the Earth surrounding the equator.Tree that reaches up to 10 m in height, with an irregular trunk, smooth grayish bark and an extensive and deep root system. The leaves, rounded or oval and with an entire margin, are persistent, dark green and compound, since their leaflets are born facing each other two by two up to 5 pairs (paripinnate). The flowers are inconspicuous but strongly scented, and are borne in clustered groups directly from the trunk or from lateral branches. There are female, male and hermaphrodite, generally on different plant feet. The legume fruits, which are the well-known carob beans, have a slightly curved horn-like shape, measure up to 25 cm and house 10 to 16 seeds. Due to its usefulness, it is a tree that has been planted in other parts of the world since ancient times. Already Marco Polo, in the thirteenth century, narrates in his Travels that in the province of Gaindu, in the domains of the Kublai Khan, many carob trees grow. In places like California (USA) it is grown for its economic and ecological interest, while in Spain its cultivation is beginning to recover after having been in decline.

 

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