Known as 'The Tree of Life', the baobab is an icon of the African savannah, a symbol of life and positivity in a landscape where little else can thrive. Growing wild in thirty-two countries across the continent, it is at the heart of many traditional remedies and folklore and can have a lifespan of up to 5000 years.
The baobab is a prehistoric tree that is highly adapted to its environment. During the rainy season it absorbs and stores water in its trunk, enabling it to produce a nutrient-dense fruit when all around is dry and arid. This is how it became known as The Tree of Life.