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Arjun, Tree of Swati Nakshatra, Libra or Tula Rashi - Plant

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Arjun Tree is recommended for Swati Nakshatra. Arjuna is a large, evergreen tree, with a spreading crown and drooping branches.
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Terminalia Arjuna, Arjun Plant
 

Description for Terminalia Arjuna, Arjun

Plant height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant spread:

In Indian mythology, Arjun is supposed to be Sita's favorite tree. Native to India, the tree attracts a lot of attention because of its association with mythology and its many uses. Arjuna is a large, evergreen tree, with a spreading crown and drooping branches. Grows up to 25 m height, and the bark is grey and smooth. Leaves are sub-opposite.

Flowers are small, white, and occur on long hanging recemes. Fruit is 2.3-3.5 cm long, fibrous woody, glabrous and has five hard wings, striated with numerous curved veins. Flowering time of the tree is April-July, in Indian conditions.

Common name(s): Arjuna, Arjun, and Kumbuk
Flower colors: White to Pale Yellow
Bloom time: April to July
Max reachable height: Up to 25 meters
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

It can easily be propagated by seeds. before sowing the seeds soak them in water for 2 days. Sow the seeds 1 inch deep in the well-drained and fertile potting mix. Use 2 seeds per pot. water the seeds regularly. transplant the seeds after 8-9 months in the main field.

Transfer the seedling to well-drained loamy soil after about three months. Choose a spot with full sun exposure. Gently remove the Arjun's root ball from the pot. Dig a hole deep enough for the root system and twice as wide, carefully spreading out the roots of the plant with your fingers. After that water, the plant regularly until it establishes.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained sandy or loamy soil
Water: Moderate
Temperature: 20 to 33 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Terminalia Arjuna

  • Select an area with dappled sunlight or partial shade for planting this plant.
  • Keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged.
  • Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
  • Choose a spot with full sun exposure for a mature plant.
  • Apply an organic fertilizer according to the plant need.
  • Prune the plant every year to maintain the shape and size of the tree.
  • Prune the damaged and diseased branches.

Harvesting

September to December

Typical uses of Terminalia Arjuna

Special features: Arjuna is a large, evergreen tree. It is a tree of Swati Nakshatra.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It can be planted roadsides or farm partitions.

Medicinal use: The plant is used in Ayurvedic preparations.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2431544
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Arjun%20Tree.html
  • http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Terminalia+arjuna
  • https://www.ayurtimes.com/terminalia-arjuna-arjun-tree/

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