Tamarindus indica, Imli - Plant
Description for Tamarindus indica, Imli
Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|tamarind||Cream to pale yellow||May to August||40.00 to 60.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Choose a proper site for the tamarind tree. It needs full sun and some protection from the cold when young. You may choose the south side of a slope for this purpose or build your own cold protection for the first couple of years.
Plant a tamarind seed in the spring 1/2-inch deep. Seeds collected from pods remain viable for months and will germinate a week after planting.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||28 degree||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Tamarindus indica
- Water the newly planted seed every other day, just enough to moisten it.
- Keep it moist until it grows a few inches above ground then pull back on watering
- After the seedling starts growing vigorously on its own, it will need watering only once a week during the growing season and only enough to wet the roots
- Gradually taper watering in the fall, and stop in the winter.
Typical uses of Tamarindus indica
Special features: Shade tree and/or fruit tree. Landscape specimen/accent but needs a big space. Residential street tree. Parking lot islands. Parks.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose