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Description for Kailashpati, Cannon-ball Tree
Interesting Fact: This tree is considered to be sacred because the petals resemble the hood of the Naga, a sacred snake protecting the Shiva Lingam - the stigma.
It is listed as a rare tree and flower in India. This tree grows up to 15 m tall. Leaves are oblong, obovate, elliptic, or broadly lanceolate. Inflorescence a raceme, to 70 cm long, terminal, and axillary, borne on branches and trunk. Flowers are showy, fragrant, fleshy, red or rosy purple. Fruits globose, 15 to 20 cm, hard outside, pulpy inside, reddish brown in color.
The fruits of this plant are spherical, giving the common name Cannonball tree.An interesting feature of this tree are the large brightly coloured flowers with strong and sweet scented smell. They are orange, scarlet or pink in colored, growing from stalks sprouting from the tree trunk. Another peculiar thing about the flower is that they have no nectar within them.
Planting and care
Cannon-ball tree is propagated from the cutting and seeds. Best plantation season is a fall season.
Caring for Kailashpati
- Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
- Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
- You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
- You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
Typical uses of Kailashpati
Special features: Attractive flowers
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: This plant is used as an ornamental tree in gardens for its large rosy purple flowers and large globular fruits.
Medicinal use: The fruit pulp is used to cure a headache. Leaf juice is applied externally
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excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.
Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!
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I am satisfied with the plants.
Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??