About Bitter kola
Garcinia kola is a species of flowering plant in the Clusiaceae or Guttiferae family. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Wikipedia.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Garcinia kola|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||39 to 66 ft|
|Flower Colour ||cream|
|Bloom Time ||2 weeks|
|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.
Bitter kola care
Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer
Bitter kola special feature
The bitter kola is a good source of Quinone, which is known for its anti-malaria properties.
Bitter kola uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of the plant have been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat ailments from coughs to fever
- Kola nuts sold in the market or on roadside for consumption
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Bitter kola ?
Bitter kola is commonly known as Garcinia kola
How tall do Bitter kola grow?
On average Bitter kola grows 39 to 66 ft
What color are Bitter kola ?
A Bitter kola plant bears flowers of color cream
When Bitter kola blooms?
With enough light, Bitter kola may produce cream flowers in 2 weeks
How hard is Bitter kola to grow?
A Bitter kola is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Bitter kola need?
A Bitter kola prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Bitter kola need?
A Bitter kola prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Bitter kola need?
A Bitter kola prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Bitter kola like?
A Bitter kola prefers 21.40C
How often should I fertilize my Bitter kola ?
To encourage Bitter kola growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 20 October 2019
Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant
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