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Description for Sesbania grandiflora, Hummingbird tree
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.
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.
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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