Rudraksh - Plant
Description for Rudraksh
Elaeocarpus ganitrus grows in the area from the Gangetic plain in the foothills of the Himalayas to Southeast Asia, Nepal, Indonesia, New Guinea to Australia, Guam, and Hawaii. Rudraksha seeds are covered by an outer husk of the blue when fully ripe, and for this reason, are also known as blueberry beads. Rudraksha trees are seen to be growing between 10-32 meters tall.
The trunks of Rudraksha tree are nearly 1 meter wide. Trees are grey in color. The wood from these trees is used for making furniture. Also used for cooking fuel purpose. Rudraksha seeds are covered by an outer husk of blue color when fully ripe, and for this reason, are also known as blueberry beads.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rudraksha||Yellow||October to December||1 to 2 feet||Moderate|
Planting and care
The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot. Most plants are grafted onto the common rootstock because of its superior hardiness.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||1 or 2 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Rudraksh
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.
- Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds.
- Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Typical uses of Rudraksh
Special features: Shaded rock gardens or border fronts. At the base of large shrubs. Forms a nice ground cover in shaded woodland or cottage garden areas. Naturalized areas. At the top of cool shady stone walls.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Used in ethnomedicines.
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