Planting & Care
Planting and caring for Spekboom trees is really quite simple. Follow our step-by-step process and watch your miracle plant flourish.
Dig a hole the width and depth of a standard spade
Sprinkle a few centimeters of compost in the hole
Remove outer wrap and place tree gently in the ground
Fill the hole with sand, sprinkle with water, and give your tree a little love
Bury half the stalk in soil to give the plant deep roots
Remove the leaves from the bottom of this cutting to make a bare stalk
Cut a small branch off of your spekboom tree (if you haven't already received a cutting)
In time, the cutting will grow into a beautiful, carbon reducing spekboom tree!
Did you know Spekboom can be propgated from itself? Talk about a sustainable wonder plant! From just one Spekboom tree, you can grow yourself a forest, grow awesome gifts for your friends, or just practice your gardening skills. Follow our directions below on how to plant your Spekboom cutting and soon you will have a flourising Spekboom tree. Pretty cool, right?
Keep plant in sunny area but give it a little shade a few hours a day in the first week to establish roots
Water every 2-3 days so the soil is moist (like a squeezed sponge); after one month, cut back to watering only once a month