Kigelia is based on an African name. The genus Kigelia has one species and occurs only in Africa.
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About Kigelia

The short, squat trunk has light brown, sometimes flaky bark and supports a dense rounded to spreading crown of leathery, slightly glossy foliage (deciduous). The huge, grey-brown fruits, 800 x 120 mm. hang from long stalks, from December to June and weigh anything up to 9 kg.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sausage Tree
Maximum Reachable Height Over 40 ft.
Flower Colour blood-red
Bloom Time August to November.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Kigelia care

Protect young plants from frost. Plant in full sun, add lots of compost and mulch well.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Water moderately.
Soil Soil pH 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Temperature 4C to 40C.
Fertilizer A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar.

Kigelia uses

Ornamental Use:

  • A popular shade and street tree

Medicinal Use:

  • To treat a wide range of skin problems, from fungal infections, boils, psoriasis, and eczema, to the more serious diseases, such as leprosy, syphilis and skin cancer
  • It also has internal applications, including the treatment of dysentery, ringworm, tapeworm, malaria, diabetes, pneumonia and toothache
  • The leaves in a compound applied for a backache

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Kigelia ?

Kigelia is commonly known as Sausage Tree

How tall do Kigelia grow?

On average Kigelia grows Over 40 ft.

What color are Kigelia ?

A Kigelia plant bears flowers of color blood-red

When Kigelia blooms?

With enough light, Kigelia may produce blood-red flowers in August to November.

How hard is Kigelia to grow?

A Kigelia is Easy.

How much sunlight does a Kigelia need?

A Kigelia prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Kigelia need?

A Kigelia prefers watering Water moderately.

What kind of soil does a Kigelia need?

A Kigelia prefers Soil pH 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

What temperature does a Kigelia like?

A Kigelia prefers 4C to 40C.

How often should I fertilize my Kigelia ?

To encourage Kigelia growth, A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar.


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

This Exotic Plant looks so beautiful.


Thursday, 28 November 2019

I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.


Monday, 25 November 2019

Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

Meena Sekkappan
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