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Khirni (Manilkara hexandra) is a tree species in the tribe Sapoteae, in the Sapotaceae family

Manilkara hexandra is a slow-growing but fairly large evergreen species. Ceylon Iron Wood is a tree or a shrub, 3-12 m tall, with gray bark and smooth branchlets. Alternately arranged leaves are often closely clustered towards the end of branchlets, with conspicuous sca Leaf-stalks are 0.8-2 cm.

The leaf blade is obovate to obovate-elliptic, both surfaces smooth, base broadly wedge-shaped to obtuse. Flowers arise in fascicles in leaf axils. Berry is obovoid-oblong to ellipsoid.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 7 inch (18 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ceylon Iron Wood, milk tree, wedge-leaved ape flower, Khirni, Palu, Rayan
Maximum Reachable Height 3-12 meter
Flower Colour White or light yellow
Bloom Time August-December
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
  • Khirni care

    It grows in tropical and temperate forests.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 24 degrees C to 33 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Khirni special feature

    A handsome Indian evergreen tree often planted as an ornamental for its fragrant white flowers that yield a perfume; source of very heavy hardwood used for railroad ties. In olden time, the very hard timber was used for making lances.

    Khirni uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The leaves are applied to the head in the form of a poultice for severe colds
    • Oil from the seeds is used for sores, scabies, wounds, and rheumatism
    • The root of this herb is often used as an antidote for snake poison
    • The dried flowers are used for bleeding hemorrhoids and dysentery with mucus
    • Fresh flowers are also prescribed for excessive thirst, excessive perspiration, cough, and for indigestion

    Culinary Use:

    • Leaves

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Khirni ?

    Khirni is commonly known as Ceylon Iron Wood, milk tree, wedge-leaved ape flower, Khirni, Palu, Rayan

    How tall do Khirni grow?

    On average Khirni grows 3-12 meter

    What color are Khirni ?

    A Khirni plant bears flowers of color White or light yellow

    When Khirni blooms?

    With enough light, Khirni may produce White or light yellow flowers in August-December

    How hard is Khirni to grow?

    A Khirni is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Khirni need?

    A Khirni prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

    How much water does a Khirni need?

    A Khirni prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Khirni need?

    A Khirni prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Khirni like?

    A Khirni prefers 24 degrees C to 33 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Khirni ?

    To encourage Khirni growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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