We have always promoted a positive and healthy lifestyle in everything we do. We are shocked and saddened to hear a customer tried to commit suicide with the pong pong seeds she purchased from our store.
There for we are suspending the sale of all Pong Pong seeds until further notice.
Our thoughts are with her and her family.
Do You Feel Suicidal?
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call: 1-800-273-8255 – Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
The Pong Pong tree seeds (Cerbera odollam) AKA suicide tree are a native species to S/E Asia and can often be seen throughout India, landscaping the roads of Singapore, Malaysia and as an ornamental and tree that provides shade in many a Thai garden.
The Pong Pong tree seed is roughly the size of a tennis ball and to germinate needs plenty of water and sunlight.
How to Grow Pong Pong Tree Seeds – (Cerbera odollam)
- Take your Pong Pong tree seeds out of the packaging and soak in water for 12 hours
- Prepare a plant pot with quality soil and compost and ensure you have good drainage
- Place the Cerbera odollam seeds on top of your soil and press down firmly
- Place your pot or container out into a sunny spot with as much direct sunlight as possible
- Keep the seed and soil moist at all times watering twice a day
Seed – Sapling – Tree
The seed germination period will vary greatly dependent on the environment. Generally speaking after a few weeks the dormant seed will send up a bright green shoot. Within a few more week the sapling will stand between 20-30cm. You should then plant the young plant in to a larger container remembering to keep it in direct sunlight and the soil moist.
When the pong tree is strong and reaches around 3 feet in height, dig a large hole, soak the ground, layer it with compost and plant your tree in a sunny spot in your garden. Back fill the hole in with more quality soil and compost. Add a layer of mulch and water well in.
As the tree grows you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and fragrant blossoms. The trees also produce fruit pong the size of a grapefruit. It’s highly poisonous and should not be eaten on any account. The seeds also make a great decoration or garden ornament.
To see more photos of Pong Pong tree seeds we have successfully grown into mature trees here in Thailand, visit our blog page.
Pong Pong Tree Seeds