Indian Gooseberry, Amla ( Big Fruit, Grown through seeds ) - Plant

Amla is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. It is known for its edible fruit.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best medicinal plants
  • Best source of vitamin c.
  • Easy to care and maintain.
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About Indian Gooseberry

Amla is a small to the medium-sized deciduous tree, which is known for its edible fruit of the same name. The tree has a crooked trunk and spreading branches. The leaves are simple, nearly stalkless and closely set along slender branchlets.

The leaves are often mistaken for leaflets of pinnate leaves. Amla flowers are small, greenish-yellow or pinkish. The flowers have six segments, but no real petals. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with 6 vertical stripes or furrows.

Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Indian gooseberry, Amlaki, adiphala, dhatri, amalaka, amali, amalakamu, usirikai, Anola, Amlika, nellikai, malacca tree, nillika, nellikya, emblic.
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 26 feet
Flower Colour Greenish-yellow or pinkish
Bloom Time Late Winter / Early Spring
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

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  • Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.
  • Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (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 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.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

  • For re-potting procedure click here

    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Indian Gooseberry care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light.
    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.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature Up to 40 degrees Celcius.
    Fertilizer Organic manures are preferred. The crop does not have any specific requirement for N, P and K. However FYM or nitrogenous fertilizers applied in appropriate quantities result in better growth and higher yield.
    Harvest Season Summer

    Indian Gooseberry special feature

    High antioxidant content fruit.

    Indian Gooseberry uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Used in many ayurvedic and pharmaceutical preparations
    • It has several medicinal properties such as antiviral, anticancer, antidiabetic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines
    • Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Culinary Use:

    • Amla is used in sauces, candy, dried chips, pickle, jellies and powder

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where to plant amla tree as per vastu?

    The Amla plant is ideally to be planted in the Northeast corner of the plot

    Is amla a medicinal plant?

    Yes amla is a medicinal plant, Amla is used both as a medicine and as a tonic to build up lost vitality and vigor.

    How to grow amla plant at home?

    To grow amla at home consider the following points. 1.Sunlight- At least 6-8 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.

    Where to plant amla tree in house?

    You can lant Amla tree outside the house where it will get enough amount of Bight sunlight.

    How to plant amla seeds?

    Plant one amla seed in each pot, placing each seed at a depth three times its diameter in the potting soil. Moisten the potting soil, and cover the pots with plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap as needed to moisten the soil, ensuring it stays damp. Germination should occur in two weeks to one month.

    How to grow amla plant in pot?

    To plant amla tree consider the following points 1. Sunlight- more than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained ,fertile and rich in nutrient. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface layer soil feel dry to touch 4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertlizer in july- october


    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.


    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    Very good. Worth the price

    Sherly Uthup

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    Nice plant. team is also always ready to help. Go for this if you are interested in buying a online plant. you wont be disappointed.

    Raghubir Handa
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