Scientific Name: Castanospermum australe
Common Name: lucky bean, Moreton Bay chestnut
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Odd-pinnate, Elliptic, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Raceme, Orange, Yellow, Mar-Apr-May
Fruit: Edible, Legume, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Attractive indoor foliage plant (large evergreen tree in nature); leaves pinnately compound with 11-15 elliptic leaflets that are mostly 10-15cm long x 3-5cm wide; florets pea-like, yellowish red, 2-3cm long; legumes hard shelled, brown, with 3-5 chestnut-sized dark-brown seeds.