Growing Mulberry plant is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know that the importance of its leaves and frutis, and how to care for Mulberry plants, you will be rewarded with many years of beautiful sweet fruits.
What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive nutrient rich fruit plants.
- Low maintenance plant and easy to grow.
- Perfect plant for outdoor .
This product does not have the flowers and fruits at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and have the lovely fruits.
Morus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Moraceae, and it is a small deciduous fast growing trees commonly known as mulberries, growing wild and under cultivation in many temperate regions of India.The plant has three main species by color of its fruits: white, red, and black mulberry.The leaves are simple and alternately arranged, and often lobed and serrated on the margin. Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow. The fruit turns from pink to red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and has a sweet flavor when fully ripe. The plants are usually pruned once a year during the monsoon season to a height of 1.5,1.8 m (5,6 ft) and allowed to grow with a maximum of 8,10 shoots at the crown.Fruits are good source of iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Mulberry plant are good shade giving in the garden. Staking mulberry trees in the early years will prevent windrock, leading to good root development. Shahtoot responds to applied water and nutrients. Shahtoot can be pruned during winter dormancy or rainy season.
||24 inch (61 cm)
||5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Shahtoot, Mulberry, Tuti
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 18 meter
||August-October and February-May
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and fruit development. SoilThe soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing of Shahtoot plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Do not overwater the plant.As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.Application of FertilizerBefore application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (August-October and February-March)Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.DontsDo not overwater the plant.Avoid applying water in hot afternoon because it may cause fungus infection.
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Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.Keep the plant in indirect bright light.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)
||Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
||Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
||20-28 Degree Celcius
||Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (August-October and February-March)
||October-December and June-July
Shahtoot special feature
Nutritional rich fruits and large green leaves.
- Mulberry plant are mainly used for its large foliage and sometimes as shade giving plant
- Popularly fruits, roots and leaves of Mulberry are used for the treatment of dizziness, insomnia, premature aging, and they also have a protective effect against atherosclerosis, liver kidney disorders and inflammation
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- Jams and sherbets, Mulberries are used in pies, tarts, wines, cordials, and herbal teas