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Dichrostachys cinerea - Plant

Dichrostachys cinerea - Plant
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Dichrostachys cinerea, known as sicklebush, Bell mimosa, Chinese lantern tree or Kalahari Christmas tree, is a legume of the genus Dichrostachys in the Fabaceae family.

Common name: argyle-apple
Color: White
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Place plants in areas that receive full sun. Fertilize the plants with 10-10-10 fertilizer once in the springtime when new growth begins. You can do this for container or ground plants.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 20° to 30°F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Water container plants regularly to keep the soil moist but not soaking wet.
  • For plants grown in the ground, water them deeply during their first growing season, but reduce watering after that.
  • Water only during hot, dry periods.


Special Feature:
Annual for borders. Container plant. Houseplant. Foliage stems may be pruned for flower arrangements.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • The seeds yield a fatty oil and are used as an anthelmintic and alexipharmic; they are said to be quite effective against roundworms and threadworms.
  • They are also given for coughs, flatulence, intestinal colic and dysuria and for leucoderma, psoriasis and other chronic skin-diseases.
  • The seeds are made into a paste with lime juice and used for destroying pediculi.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a509

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