Lipstick Tree Seeds - Annatto - Bixa orellana - Tropical Seeds - Exotic Seeds

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Made in North Houston, Texas

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Bixa orellana Lipstick Tree Seeds - Easy to grow!

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A popular small tropical tree with green jade leaves and clusters of pink flowers hanging in beauty. Heart-shaped fruit follows, producing the seeds that make an extract that is used as a coloring agent by the cosmetic and food industry. Bixa is also made into body paint and used by some tropical Indian tribes. An outstanding, unusual plant to grow!
Plant Care:
Grow in a standard potting mix
Place in bright filtered light
Likes a deep, rich well fertilized soil
Keep moist and feed once a month
Transplant when large enough to handle into pots
or plant outside
Do not allow to remain in standing water
Fun Facts:

Seeds are processed to make a pigment used in food dye and cosmetics
Native peoples have used the seeds for body paint and clothing dye and even as a sunscreen
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture

Botanical Name: Bixa orellana
Common Name: Lipstick tree, Annatto

Minimum Temp: 20°F

Shape: Upright

Growth Rate: Medium

Sun Preference: Bright Filtered Light - full sun

Soil Type: Any

Soil Moisture : Water thoroughly and moderately keep moist

Growth Period: Spring - Autumn

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Pink

Outdoor Standard
Potted Deck Plant
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Average review
We use the annatto in our cuisine. Just planted the seeds. Can't wait to see the results.
Mar 28, 2017 by Evelyn Rios
Arrived quickly and without issue
May 25, 2015 by pilinisi

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Arrives from the United States
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Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 4-12 weeks
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Latin America and the Caribbean 4-12 weeks
North Africa and the Middle East 4-12 weeks
Sub-Saharan Africa 4-12 weeks
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