Guar - Plant
Common name: Solanum calycinum
Color: blue, pink, pale
Bloom time: August-December.
Height: 2–3 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Cluster beans plant grows between 1-2m in height, it is an upright plant with oval shaped leaves and fine branching. Plant develops bunch of flowers, in colors of blue, pink, pale and white depending on the variety before forming seedpods. It forms slimy and glossy seedpods of green color in clusters that is why it is called cluster beans.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 70˚F (21°C);
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Cluster bean plant is drought tolerant, however it loves water when it is establishing and flowering, regular watering is essential at that time.
Fertilize your plant with 10-10-10 fertilizer after a month of planting, you can also use single super phosphate fertilizer if your soil test indicates lack of phosphorus in soil.
*Cluster bean plant can be grown in containers too; process of planting is similar to the way it is planted on the ground.
- Medicinal uses: Warning: Unverified information Immature fruits are very bitter to taste, it is consumed just like bitter guard.
- It helps to heal bowel complains and joint pains.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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