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Sesbania grandiflora, Hummingbird tree - Plant

Sesbania grandiflora, Hummingbird tree - Plant
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Sesbania grandiflora is a drought and wind tolerant plant; which can grow well in low maintenance.

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Description for Sesbania grandiflora, Hummingbird tree

Plant height: 10 - 16 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

Sesbania grandiflora also was known as the vegetable hummingbird, Agati or hummingbird tree. This plant can fix the nitrogen in the soil. This plant is fast growing and light branching; grow up to 8 m in height. the plant bears the single white fragrant flowers from September to October month. Fruit pots are slender up to 30 cm in length.

Common name(s): Agathi, West Indian Tree, Vegetable Humming bird, Aghastya, White Dragon tree
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: June to frost
Max reacahble height: Up to 8 m
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sesbania grandiflora is propagated through seeds. Before sowing, seeds are soaked in the water for 12 hours. This plant required full sunlight to grow well.

Apply organic fertilizer or manure in spring season.

Sunlight: Full sunlight
Soil: Well-drained sandy loam soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Sesbania grandiflora

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth; maintaining the bushy.
  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
  • Avopid overwatering.

Typical uses of Sesbania grandiflora

Special features: Drought tolerant

Ornamental use: This plant is used for the ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: The bark is used for cooling, bitter tonic, anthelmintic, febrifuge, diarrhea, Smallpox, Astringent. Fruits can use for treatment of fever, pain, bronchitis, anemia, tumors, colic, jaundice, poisoning. Root used in Rheumatism, Expectorant, Painful swelling, Catarrh.

Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.


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