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Magic Bean Plant in UFO Planter

castano magnifico / moreton bay chestnut in ceramic planter, 15cm

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Image Originated in Australia, Pacific islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia
Image Bright light or partial shade
Image About once every 7-10 days, allow soil to moderately dry between the waterings
Image Easy to care, Air Purifying, Low-light tolerant
Image The leaves and seeds are toxic if ingested, best practice is to keep out of reach of kids and pets


Plant height/length:  Around 40-45cm.

Pot size:  Ceramic pot, height 15cm, width 15cm (Jack not included!)


Does this plant remind you of the fairy tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk”? Just like in the story this plant grows tall from a bean-like seed. This interesting plant comes potted in our UFO Planter. A characterful gift for a plant lover! 

Despite the “chestnut”, in the name it is actually more closely related to the Sensitive Plant (Mimosa pudica). This unusual house plant comes with a bean-shaped seed still attached. In the wild, it's a large evergreen tree growing up to 40m (130 feet) tall!

Indoors, it grows slowly, it tends to restrict its size based on the amount of space available. The ‘bean’ pod will naturally dry up and separate from the plant in several months and can be removed without any effect to the plant. It has dark glossy green leaves and forms a tree-like cluster at the top of the stem. The bark is brown to grayish-brown and smells of cucumber if chopped.

Overall it’s a fairly easy to care for plant, it certainly will add some character to your space.

Important to know: As plants are natural products, form, pattern and colour will vary. 


All of our plants come with a QR code to a care guide so you or the recipient of your gift will have at your fingertips what you need to know to keep the plants beautiful. 

If you want more information about this plant before you buy, check out the Castanospermum section of our Plant Glossary.

Still got questions? Livechat with us!


Please note that planters and plastic grow pots are subject to small deviations in size of 1-2cm. Our dimensions and size guides are based on expected sizes but the actual dimensions of the product you receive may vary slightly.


We offer delivery 7 days a week. At the checkout you can choose your preferred delivery slot from those available. We even offer same day delivery within a few hours (express delivery fees may apply).


We're unable to accept returns or exchanges of plants so please check carefully before you place your order. 


Returns & exchanges of non-plants items will be reviewed on a case by case basis, and are not applicable during promotions and sales.

Please check the product descriptions for detailed information on dimensions and material, and contact us via live chat or email before you place your order for any clarifications, as our returns & exchange policy only applies to damaged/defective items.


If your item arrives damaged or faulty please contact us immediately, stating your order number and providing photos of the damage or fault. Once we have looked into your query, we will be in touch with you regarding next steps.

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