What makes spekboom so special?
Per hectare, I convert more carbon dioxide to oxygen than the Amazon rainforest!
I can absorb between 4 -10 tons of carbon per hectare per year - more than most plants.
Elephants LOVE me and so do humans - I'm both nutritious and delicious.
I can treat dehydration, heart burn, exhaustion and heatstroke.
I'm water-wise, drought-resistant, impressively versatile and I take low maintenance to a whole new level.
I'll even help prevent soil erosion!
I'm so easy to grow and propagate it's laughable.
Elephants break me all the time. I've learned to propagate from my fallen twigs.
I'm Proudly South African.
That's right, homegrown baby!
At Warrior Youth, we're ABOUT active citizenship and supporting Modern Day Warriors.
That's why we're making it as easy as possible for everyone to play a vital role in the Decade of Restoration. Being a part of the solution has never been so simple!
WELCOME TO THE DECADE OF RESTORATION
On March 1st 2019, the UN General Assembly declared 2021-2030 the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
By upscaling ecosystem restoration measures proven to combat climate change, the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to rehabilitate 350 million hectares of degraded land between now and 2030, which could take 13 to 26 gigatons of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
Research shows forest restoration is our top solution to climate change. According to scientists, planting a trillion trees could be the most effective way to capture significant amounts of carbon responsible for the global heating effect, potentially removing two-thirds of all carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
start your journey with me.
A trillion trees in the next 10 years - that's 130 trees you and I need to plant each. 350 million hectares, a trillion trees and 13 to 26 gigatons of carbon dioxide may seem overwhelming, but by planting trees ourselves - especially Warrior plants with high carbon capture and potential for land restoration like Spekboom - we can be part of the solution that our planet needs!
HOW TO CARE FOR SPEKBOOM
Plant me as soon as possible
I grow well as an every day pot plant on a windowsill or outside, in a plant bed or as a low lying hedge. If keeping me in my cup for a while, please punch holes in the bottom and water me sparingly. (P.S. my cup is biodegradable, you can plant me straight into the soil with it or toss it in your compost heap!)
Water me sparingly
Make sure my soil is well-drained. If keeping in a pot, please give me big drainage holes.
Plant me in direct sunlight or semi-shade
You can plant my BioCup too - it's biodegradable!
Treat me right and I'll outlive you.
I can grow up to 6m high and live for 200 years!
Plant one of me in your garden and turn another one into a bonsai.