The distinction of kapok and cotton, how does kapok raise?

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
2020-11-16 11:23:35
There are many kinds of kapok trees, some have fruits and some do not. Comparatively speaking, there are fewer fruits. The fruit is a capsule, which is oblong. The length is between 10 and 15 centimeters, and the thickness is 4.5 to 5 centimeters. The fruit has villous hairs on the top, many seeds inside, and smooth surface. Many varieties bloom in March and April, and then bear fruit, which ripens in summer.

The difference between kapok and cotton

1, shape: from the shape point of view, kapok more tall, high can grow to about 25 meters.The bark is off-white.Cotton is an annual woody plant, mostly between 0.6 and 1.5 meters tall, looks much shorter and can be easily distinguished.

2. Leaves: The difference between the two leaves is also very obvious. The leaves of kapok are palmately compound leaves, with 5-7 leaflets, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, glabrous on both sides.The leaves of cotton are broadly ovate, glabrous above and villous below.

3. Flowers: The flowers of kapok grow singly in the axils of the leaves at the top of the branches. They are usually bright red, sometimes orange-red. They bloom between March and April every year.Cotton is white or yellowish when it blossoms, and its flowering period is in summer and autumn.

4. Fruit: The fruit of kapok is oblong, and most of the fruits are ripe in summer.The fruit of cotton is oval and matures in autumn.

2. how to raise kapok

When breeding kapok, you should provide it with a dry, warm climate and sufficient light for growth.It has poor cold resistance and is usually maintained in warm areas in the south.It has strong drought resistance and is not tolerant to waterlogging.During the maintenance period, watering should be dry rather than wet, and water accumulation is strictly prohibited.In addition, it is suitable for growth in 20 degrees to 30 degrees between the environment, winter temperature can not be lower than 5 degrees, otherwise it will be frostbite.


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