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Melia Azedarach, Bakaayan, Bakain - Plant

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Bakayan or Mahanimba is a deciduous tree native to southern Asia and is found throughout India. It can be easily seen in parks and along roadsides.
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Description for Melia Azedarach, Bakaayan, Bakain

The adult tree has a rounded crown and commonly measures 7 to 12 meters tall, however in exceptional circumstances, M. azedarach can attain a height of 45 meters (150 ft).

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Persian Lilac, chinaberry, chinaberry tree Pale violet May Up to 150 ft feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun Well-drained soil Medium 20-30 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Melia Azedarach

  • The mulch should feel moist but not wet. Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
  • Keep moist in winter.
  • Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch. Stake tall lilies.

Typical uses of Melia Azedarach

Special features: Effective as a specimen or in small groups. Shrub borders, foundations. Screen or informal hedge for property lines.

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

Medicinal use: It is known as Mahanimba in Sanskrit and used for treating various diseases. This tree has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, analgesic, anticancer, antiulcer, antipyretic, anti-plasmodial activities.

  • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.

  • References

    • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
    • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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