Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata - Plant
Description for Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata
Kigelia africana, commonly called sausage tree, is native to riverbanks, floodplains, open woodlands and savannas from sub-Saharan central Africa to South Africa. It typically grows to 50 to 60 tall with a stout trunk and rounded to spreading crown. Smooth, gray-brown bark may flake with age. Rough, pinnate-compound, yellowish-green leaves (to 8 long), with each leaf having 3 to 8 leaflets
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||Dark red||Seasonal bloomer||50 to 60 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun to part shade||Well drained soil||Medium||4 to 40 degrees C||A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar.|
Caring for Sausage Tree
Typical uses of Sausage Tree
Ornamental use: The tree is widely grown as an ornamental tree
Medicinal use: Kigelia is also used in a number of skin care products.
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I put some water in this plant everyday and they grow like mad!
Does the plant need regular trimming?