The Baobab tree is native to Africa. Here is the Wikipedia entry. I’m not 100% sure of the spelling; it may be boabab or baobab..
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Henriët’s sister has a huge one at her place that they love to climb in. When Andrew and Henriët visited South Africa last winter (summer?) they brought home a couple of seeds. Henriët is going to raise a bonsai version so she can always have a bit of her homeland here.
She planted the seeds a week or so ago and we’ve all been watching and waiting for it to break through. We even took it with us to Wisconsin so she could keep an eye on it.
Thursday morning it poked its little head above ground; by Friday it was really pushing up:
Saturday morning it was larger still.