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Sem Phali, Lima Beans - Seeds

1 packet contains Sem Phali 5gm seeds.(butter bean, Theobroma cacao)
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Description for Sem Phali, Lima Beans

Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
butter bean, Theobroma cacao,seim bean,lablab bean white Seasonal bloomer 20.00 to 30.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade well-drained soil that are loamy sandy and averagely mild can suit its growth. Medium 65 F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Sem Phali

  • To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants.
  • Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.

Harvesting

November to january

Typical uses of Sem Phali

Special features: Commercially grown pantropically for its seeds/beans. Interesting small ornamental tree for tropical areas.

Culinary use: sem phali green pod is consumed as vegetable and its bean as pulse.

Medicinal use:

  • it is good for digestive system, relieving constipation,help in weight loss.
  • The sem phali (pulses) contains good protein

  • References

      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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