The cajeput tree is a relatively wellknown plant, and is nowadays most commonly cultivated for the production of cajeput essential oil.


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About Cajeput

Cajeput tree is a common name used for certain classification of tree that has a white spongy bark that is flexible and can easily flake off the trunk.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Melaleuca quinquenervia,paperbark tree, punk tree, or the white bottle brush tree.
Maximum Reachable Height 25.00 to 40.00 feet
Flower Colour Creamy white
Bloom Time June to October
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Water the seedlings regularly throughout the growing season. They require about 1 inch of water per week for best growth. Thin seedlings to 6 inches apart so that they have room to develop healthy leaves. Once the plants are established, they do not need as much water per week. Keep them moist, but be careful not to overwater them.

Cajeput care

Do not grow in summer heat as the plants will bolt (so it is past harvesting). The leaves that grow on bolted plants tend to be bitter in flavor.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium to wet
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 50 F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Cajeput special feature

Not recommended for planting in areas where it is likely to be invasive.
The cajeput trees are a source of cajeput oil in Southeast Asia, an essential oil that is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tree. Cajeput oil is primarily used in aromatherapy as an expectorant, painkiller, antifungal oil and skin mite reducer.

Cajeput uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Cajeput oil is used to treat colds, headaches, toothache, and tumors

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Cajeput ?

Cajeput is commonly known as Melaleuca quinquenervia,paperbark tree, punk tree, or the white bottle brush tree.

How tall do Cajeput grow?

On average Cajeput grows 25.00 to 40.00 feet

What color are Cajeput ?

A Cajeput plant bears flowers of color Creamy white

When Cajeput blooms?

With enough light, Cajeput may produce Creamy white flowers in June to October

How hard is Cajeput to grow?

A Cajeput is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Cajeput need?

A Cajeput prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Cajeput need?

A Cajeput prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Cajeput need?

A Cajeput prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Cajeput like?

A Cajeput prefers 50 F

How often should I fertilize my Cajeput ?

To encourage Cajeput growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Monday, 04 November 2019

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Pawan Nagpal

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