Sem Phali, Lima Beans - Seeds
Description for Sem Phali, Lima Beans
Phaseolus lunatus is a legume grown for its edible seeds, or beans.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|butter bean, Theobroma cacao,seim bean,lablab bean||white||Seasonal bloomer||20.00 to 30.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. Theyâ€™ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not deadâ€”simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil that are loamy sandy and averagely mild can suit its growth.||Medium||65 F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sem Phali
- To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants.
- Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
November to january
Typical uses of Sem Phali
Special features: Commercially grown pantropically for its seeds/beans. Interesting small ornamental tree for tropical areas.
Culinary use: sem phali green pod is consumed as vegetable and its bean as pulse.
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In which month this plant blooms flowers.
almost all seeds did sprout but growth is slow
Good quality seeds, sprouted in couple of weeks