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Amla, Tree for Bharani Nakshatra, Aries or Mesh Rashi - Plant

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Amla Tree is recommended for Bharani Nakshatra Plant.
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Amla ( Big Fruit, Grown through seeds ) Plant
 

Description for Amla ( Big Fruit, Grown through seeds )

Plant height: 19 - 29 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches

Amla is a small to the medium-sized deciduous tree, which is known for its edible fruit of the same name. The tree has a crooked trunk and spreading branches. The leaves are simple, nearly stalkless and closely set along slender branchlets. 

The leaves are often mistaken for leaflets of pinnate leaves. Amla flowers are small, greenish-yellow or pinkish. The flowers have six segments, but no real petals. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with 6 vertical stripes or furrows. 

Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits.

Common name(s): Indian gooseberry, Amlaki, adiphala, dhatri, amalaka, amali, amalakamu, usirikai, Anola, Amlika, nellikai, malacca tree, nillika, nellikya, emblic.
Flower colours: Greenish-yellow or pinkish
Bloom time: Late Winter/Early Spring
Max reachable height: Up to 26 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy

Planting and care

Amla is a subtropical plant and prefers dry subtropical climate. Even mild frost during the winter months can be injurious to the tree. Though it can bear temperature up to 46 C during summer months, the temperature should not be high at the time of flowering.

Sunlight: Full sunlight
Soil: Sandy loam soil
Water: For young plants, water should be provided every 10-15 days.
Temperature: 25 to 35 degrees C.
Fertilizer: Organic manures are preferred. The crop does not have any specific requirement for N, P and K. However FYM or nitrogenous fertilizers applied in appropriate quantities result in better growth and higher yield.

Caring for Amla

  • During summer, the plants should be mulched with paddy or wheat straws.
  • Drip irrigation yield better results.
  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.

Harvesting

Summer

Typical uses of Amla

Special features: High antioxidant content fruit

Culinary use: Amla is used in sauces, candy, dried chips, pickle, jellies and powder.

Medicinal use: Used in many ayurvedic and pharmaceutical preparations.

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Amla.html
  • http://www.ecoindia.com/flora/trees/amla-plant.html
  • http://agrifarming.in/amla-farming
  • http://www.fruitipedia.com/Amla.htm
  • http://healthyminute.in/2014/08/21/know-benefits-and-uses-of-bhumi-amla-phyllanthus/

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