Poinciana Tree Pods are the dried seed pods of the Caesalpina tree, which is native to tropical and subtropical regions of The Americas. It's widely cultivated and spread throughout the Americas, including Hawaii and the West Indies. Ours are sourced from Texas, and they're really cool little botanicals!
They are small and rather delicate-looking, averaging about 3"-4" (7.62-10.16cm) in length. They look really cool when mixed in with other, morphologically "complimentary" botanicals, like Catappa Bark, Oak Twigs, Fishtail Palm stems, etc.
PREPARATION: You'll need to boil them for at least 15 minutes (sometimes a bit more) to release some of the initial tannins and organics that may be trapped in their tissues. You might want to employ an overnight soak as well, just to make sure they release any remaining surface dirt, lignin, and organics released during the boiling process.
ORIGIN: Tropical/Subtropical America and The West Indies
NOTE: These are a natural product, and display variation in color, size, and texture. Each pod is unique! The photo serves as a reasonable representation of what to expect.
All of our aquatic botanicals are intended for ornamental aquarium or terrarium use only. Please use common sense and take the time to boil or soak all botanicals prior to using them, to reduce the possibility of problems. Always go slow when introducing any botanicals into your systems, so you can judge the effect they have on your fishes and plants. They are not intended for human consumption. DO NOT INGEST!
NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
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