Tamarindus indica, Imli - Plant
Common name: tamarind
Color: Cream to pale yellow
Bloom time: May to August
Height: 40.00 to 60.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Choose a proper site for the tamarind tree. It needs full sun and some protection from the cold when young. You may choose the south side of a slope for this purpose or build your own cold protection for the first couple of years.
Plant a tamarind seed in the spring 1/2-inch deep. Seeds collected from pods remain viable for months and will germinate a week after planting.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 28 degree
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water the newly planted seed every other day, just enough to moisten it.
- Keep it moist until it grows a few inches above ground then pull back on watering.
After the seedling starts growing vigorously on its own, it will need watering only once a week during the growing season and only enough to wet the roots.
- Gradually taper watering in the fall, and stop in the winter.
Shade tree and/or fruit tree. Landscape specimen/accent but needs a big space. Residential street tree. Parking lot islands. Parks.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
No serious insect or disease problems.
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