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Tamarindus indica, Imli - Plant

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Tamarind trees feature (a) short stout trunks topped by bushy wide-spreading crowns with arching branches, (b) ferny, even-pinnate, compound leaves with light green leaflets, (c) summer bloom of red-veined cream to pale yellow flowers in drooping racemes and (d) plump cinnamon-brown bean-like seed pods filled, when ripe, with an edible sweet-sour pulp which has a variety of culinary uses.
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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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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

References

  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-tamarind-tree-56762.html
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=280489&isprofile=0&

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