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Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata - Plant

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Kigelia is based on an African name. The genus Kigelia has one species and occurs only in Africa.
Sales price R 249
3.9/5 44 Reviews
( 44 times booked in last 90 days )
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Description for Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata

The short, squat trunk has light brown, sometimes flaky bark and supports a dense rounded to spreading crown of leathery, slightly glossy foliage (deciduous). The huge, grey-brown fruits, 800 x 120 mm. hang from long stalks, from December to June and weigh anything up to 9 kg.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Sausage Tree blood-redAugust to November.Over 40 ft.Easy.

Planting and care

Protect young plants from frost. Plant in full sun, add lots of compost and mulch well.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full SunSoil pH 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)Water moderately.4°C to 40°C.A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar.

Caring for Sausage Tree

    Typical uses of Sausage Tree

    Special features:

    Ornamental use: A popular shade and street tree.

    Medicinal use: To treat a wide range of skin problems, from fungal infections, boils, psoriasis, and eczema, to the more serious diseases, such as leprosy, syphilis and skin cancer. It also has internal applications, including the treatment of dysentery, ringworm, tapeworm, malaria, diabetes, pneumonia and toothache. The leaves in a compound applied for a backache.

    References

    • http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/kigeliaafric.htm
    • http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/trees/kigelia.htm

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    What garden lovers say ... ?

    5 / 5 Anurag Joshi 31 August 2017
    Nicely delivered. Plant looks good and healthy and should grow well because it is a very sturdy species.
    5 / 5 rajveer khosa 30 August 2017
    very durable plant to a wide range of conditions
    4 / 5 Santhosh Santy 18 June 2017
    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team
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