Cordia, Scarlet cordia - Plant
Common name: Geiger tree, Orange Geiger
Bloom time: Spring and summer.
Height: 15-20 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: It grows well in places where soil is a problem.
Water: The roots are very susceptible to rot; therefore watering should be done only when needed.
Temprature: 30 to 40 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Do not fertilize until 6 months after planting.
- The plant needs pruning to develop a strong structure.
- However you need to wait for a year, after planting, before pruning.
- No special care is require for the plant.
- Syrup of the bark, flowers, or fruit is taken for coughs and bronchial ailments.
- Teas made from the flowers are used to treat venereal disease.
- The tree s sap is applied to wounds.
- Leaves washed in warm water or dressed with oil are used as poultices for headaches and sprains.
- Unripe fruit are emetic.
- Because of its beautiful flowers, the plant is generally grown as a specimen tree.
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