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Zoom Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)
Zoom Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)
Zoom Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)
Zoom Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)

Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)

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The Queensland Bottle Tree, is given it's name due to it's bottle shaped pachycaul (water holding) trunk. It is, believe it or not, native to Central Queensland. This beautifully sculptural plant will undergo a number of physiological changes as it matures. The stem will develop it's characteristic bottle shape after about 5 years and the leaves will change from finely palmate to elliptical.

They will drop their leaves before flowering in October - December each year once they are mature.  The flowers are yellowish in colour and campanulate in shape (which is botany speak for bell shaped with petals that flare outward).

Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)


Caring for your Big Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton Rupestris)


To grow well indoors they require very bright light so place them within range of a north facing window. Alternatively, position them close to a south facing window to allow them sun throughout the day. Bottle Trees will handle full sun even in the heat of summer and up to eight dgrees below freezing in winter so they can be placed outside.

Managing Growth

They are currently 1-1.5m tall from the top of the pot. In the wild they will grow into a medium sized tree but will remain smaller in cultivation. Despite being moderately slow growing, they will eventually require a place outdoors unless you are happy to chop a hole in your roof! If you have the space they also could eventually make an excellent feature tree in the back yard or on the balcony. Tip pruning your Bottle Tree each spring will encourage it to develop a thicker trunk faster.


Water it as you would most indoor plants, that is when the top 2-3 cm of soil in the pot dries out. The period between watering should increase through the colder months as it will take longer for the top few centimetres of soil to dry. If in doubt hold back on the watering as they are very tolerant of drought conditions, even more so than most Aussie natives.

For more detailed care information, please refer to the our Plant Care Guides.

Local Delivery, NSW

Flat Rate - $49.95

Our extra large and mature range are Local Delivery only. Your plant will be delivered to you straight from our nursery on the Central Coast in NSW. We will deliver to most addresses within approx. 80km of our location, which covers most of metropolitan Sydney and Newcastle. You can use the delivery calculator to see if your address is covered.

Once we receive your order, we will arrange a suitable day and time to deliver this awesome plant to you.

Unfortunately local deliveries are not eligible for free shipping.

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