Tamarindus indica, Imli - Plant

Tamarind trees feature (a) short stout trunks topped by bushy wide-spreading crowns with arching branches, (b) ferny, even-pinnate, compound leaves with light green leaflets, (c) summer bloom of red-veined cream to pale yellow flowers in drooping racemes and (d) plump cinnamon-brown bean-like seed pods filled, when ripe, with an edible sweet-sour pulp which has a variety of culinary uses.
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About Tamarindus indica

Tamarind is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name tamarind
Maximum Reachable Height 40.00 to 60.00 feet
Flower Colour Cream to pale yellow
Bloom Time May to August
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water the newly planted seed every other day, just enough to moisten it.
  • Keep it moist until it grows a few inches above ground then pull back on watering
  • After the seedling starts growing vigorously on its own, it will need watering only once a week during the growing season and only enough to wet the roots
  • Gradually taper watering in the fall, and stop in the winter.
  • Tamarindus indica care

    Choose a proper site for the tamarind tree. It needs full sun and some protection from the cold when young. You may choose the south side of a slope for this purpose or build your own cold protection for the first couple of years.
    Plant a tamarind seed in the spring 1/2-inch deep. Seeds collected from pods remain viable for months and will germinate a week after planting.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 28 degree
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Tamarindus indica special feature

    Shade tree and/or fruit tree. Landscape specimen/accent but needs a big space. Residential street tree. Parking lot islands. Parks.

    Tamarindus indica uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is tamarind tree or shrub?

    Tamarind is a tree.

    Do tamarind trees have thorns?

    No, tamarind trees don't have thorns.

    How many tamarind plants per acre?

    100 plants per acre.

    How to grow tamarind plant?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light (more than 6 hrs a day). Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season(august-November)feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    Are tamarind leaves edible?

    Yes, tamarind leaves are edible.

    Can I plant tamarind seeds?

    Yes, you can plant tamarind seeds.

    How to grow tamarind plant from seeds?

    1. Fill the seed-raising tray up to approximately 1/2 inch from the top with moist potting soil. Firm the soil in the container with your fingers. 2. Soak tamarind seeds overnight in warm water to speed up germination. Spread the seeds over the soil in the seed-raising tray. Sprinkle a 1/8-inch layer of soil over the seeds. Lightly tamp the soil with your fingertips so it sits firmly over the seeds. 3. Water the seeds with a spray bottle aim to keep the soil moist, not soggy. 4. Cover the seed-raising tray with clear plastic wrap or cover to insulate the seeds and to help maintain the soil moisture until the seeds germinate. 5. Place the seed tray in direct bright light. Moisten the soil, as needed, throughout the germination process. Expect the seeds to germinate within approximately one month. 6. Transplant the seedlings to individual pots(7 inches) once their second set of true leaves appear. Plant them outdoors in a sun-filled area at the beginning of summer

    When to plant tamarind seeds?

    Plant tamarind seeds in the spring season.

    How to grow imli plant?

    To grow the tamarind plant consider the following points If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in the center and fill the pit with the same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(August to November).

    What is scientific name of Imli?

    Tamarindus indica is the scientific name of Imli

    Where to plant a tamarind tree?

    You can plant a tamarind tree outdoor where more than 6hrs. of natural bright light is available.



    Reviews

    Tuesday, 17 March 2020

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

    Vilas Patil

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

    Gautam Ajit

    Saturday, 08 February 2020

    Very nice plant to have.

    Raji
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