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Thespesia Populnea, Portia Tree - 0.5 Kg Seeds

This is a good tree for small gardens or patios. Indian tulip tree is an evergreen bushy tree.
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Description for Thespesia Populnea, Portia Tree

Its name Thespesia means "divinely decreed". Leaves are smooth, somewhat similar to those of the Pipal tree, broadly ovate. It has heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowers. The flowers are followed by apple-shaped fruit. Seeds several, elliptical, 1 cm long, brown hairy.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Milo, Portia tree, Indian tulip tree, Pacific rosewood, Portia tree, Paras pipal, Aashta Petals are purple or pink. Year Round, blooms more in October to July It generally reaches a height of 30 feet with a spread of 12 feet. Easy to grow

Planting and care

The Portia tree is able to grow in the wide range of soil types. The seeds should be scarified (the seed coat penetrated). This can be done using sandpaper, nail clippers, or by cracking with a hammer. Care must be taken to avoid damaging the inner part of the seed. The seeds do not require soaking. The seeds should be planted in the sterile potting mix at a depth of about twice the diameter of the seed. Germination takes 14 to 28 days.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Clay, Sand, Cinder, Organic, Coral Moderate 20 to 30 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Thespesia Populnea

    Foliar feed young milo trees once a month in early morning with a water soluble or an organic fertilizer.



Typical uses of Thespesia Populnea

Special features: Like other mangrove associates, these plants provide shelter and food to many creatures of the mangroves.

Culinary use: The fruits, flowers and young leaves are edible.

Ornamental use: Landscape Use (Accent, Container, Hedges, Provides Shade, Screening, Specimen Plant)

Medicinal use: In India, the ground up bark is used to treat skin diseases and in Mauritius dysentery and hemorrhoids. Note: Please consult your health expert.


  • http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/view/Thespesia_populnea
  • http://www.efloraofgandhinagar.in/tree/thespesia-populnea
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Indian%20Tulip%20Tree.html
  • http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/53592
  • http://www2.hawaii.edu/~eherring/hawnprop/the-popu.htm
  • https://www.exotic-plants.de/seeds/trees/Thespesia-populnea.php

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