Bitter kola - Plant
Common name: Garcinia kola
Bloom time: 2 weeks
Height: 39 to 66 ft
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
- Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
- A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Bitter kola is a type of nut mostly found in several parts of Nigeria and West-Central Africa as a whole and the tree grows in the (tropical) rain forests. Its biological name is “Garcinia kola” and belongs to the family of “Guittiferal”.
- Garcinia Kola, also known as Bitter Kola, is a flowering plant from the rain forests in West Africa.
- The fruit seeds, and nuts of the plant have been used for centuries to treat a variety of health ailments.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use
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