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.
*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.|
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.|
- A popular shade and street tree
- 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?
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.
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