Conocarpus Erectus (Buttonwood)


The tree is used as an ornamental plant and in bonsai. Its flowers attracts butterfly, bees and other pollinators.

  • Live plant along with Plastic pot.
  • Plants’ height with pot is 18-24 inches & pot size is 6 inches diameter.
  • The plant height in 8-inch pot is 24-36 inches.
  • The plants’ nature is Outdoor/semi shade, less watering.
  • Mostly used as landscaping.
  • Grows up to 20-40 feet and wide 6-12 meters.
  • Propagate by seeds or cutting.
  • Will tolerate shearing.
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Conocarpus Erectus (Buttonwood)

Conocarpus erectus, also known as buttonwood or button mangrove, is a mangrove shrub in the Combretaceae family. It species can be found on the coastlines of tropical and subtropical regions all over the world.

Conocarpus erectus, the bark is thick and contains broad plates of thin grey to brown scales. Brittle twigs with angled or narrowly winged cross-sections. The leaves are simple and rectangular, with a tapering tip and an entire border. They contain two salt glands at the base of each leaf and are dark green and lustrous on top and lighter with thin silky hairs underneath.

The fruits are button-like, 5.8 mm in diameter, and lack petals; they are produced in stalked panicles with 35-56 flowed flowers. The fruit is a cluster of 5,15 mm long red to brown scaly, two-winged cone-like seeds. When the seed heads are ready, they burst and the seeds are distributed by water.

Conocarpus Erectus (Buttonwood), plant & care

Sunlight: Direct sunlight, Semi shade

Watering: Water it morning, when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Soil: Rich, well-drained soil.

Fertilizer: Spring season is good for fertilization, Use Organic fertilizer.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 11.5 × 11.5 × 37 cm

Medium, Large

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