Adenanthera Pavonina, Ratan Gunj - Plant
Red Bead Tree is a timber tree. This plant is found in the wild in India. Leaves are compound bipinnate, green when young, turning yellow when old. The small, yellowish flower grows in dense drooping rat-tail flower heads, almost like cat-tail flower-heads.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ratanjali,||black-and-white||july to august||45 m||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||121Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- Zinnias will die with the first frost.
Special features: The seeds are curiously similar in weight. Four seeds make up about one gramme. Children love the hard red seeds and few can resist collecting the brightly coloured seeds usually littered under the tree.
Culinary use: A decoction of the leaves is used to treat gout and rheumatism. The bark was used to wash hair.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: A red powder made from the wood is also used as an antiseptic paste. In Ancient Indian medicine, the ground seeds are used to treat boils and inflammations. A decoction of the leaves is used to treat gout and rheumatism. The bark was used to wash hair.