Kailashpati, Cannon-ball Tree - Plant

The cannon-ball tree is one of the most spectacular trees. This plant is a national flower plant of the Puducherry.

    What makes it special:
  • Large attractive colored flower.
  • Sweet, Strong Scented smell.
135 Ratings 129 Reviews


(Inclusive of all taxes)

Shipping Rs 79
Dispatch in 1-2 weeks
In Stock (1307 Sold in last 30 days)
Due to covid lockdown, plants delivery is available in
Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Goa, Kalyan, Coimbatore, Thane, Faridabad, Jaipur, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Thrissur, Indore, Bhopal, Vadodara, Kozhikode, Only

For all other gardening products, we are delivering all over India

Todays Deals

Get 1 Plant growth and flowering booster free.

Order > ₹ 599, Get ₹ 220 Seeds Free, Use Code: MICROGREEN - copy

Order > ₹ 1199, Get ₹ 330 Seeds Kit Free, Code: GARDENKIT - copy

Note: Image is for reference purpose only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc. Product is replaceable but not returnable.

About Kailashpati

Botanically known as Couroupita guianensis, Leaves are oblong, obovate, elliptic, or broadly lanceolate. Inflorescence a raceme, to 70 cm long, terminal, and axillary, borne on branches and trunk. Flowers are showy, fragrant, fleshy, red or rosy purple. Fruits globose, 15 to 20 cm, hard outside, pulpy inside, reddish brown in color.

The fruits of this plant are spherical, giving the common name Cannonball tree. An interesting feature of this tree are the large brightly coloured flowers with strong and sweet scented smell. They are orange, scarlet or pink in colored, growing from stalks sprouting from the tree trunk. Another peculiar thing about the flower is that they have no nectar within them.

This tree is considered to be sacred because the petals resemble the hood of the Naga, a sacred snake protecting the Shiva Lingam - the stigma. It is listed as a rare tree and flower in India. This tree grows up to 15 m tall.

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 Cannon ball tree, Naga linga, Kailashpati
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 15 meter
Flower Colour Red to Pink
Bloom Time March to August
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Light Requirement

  • More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml water) when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Do not over-water the plant.
  • Apply water preferably in morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • 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 growing 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.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

    Kailashpati 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.
  • Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml water) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml water) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 25 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Kailashpati special feature

    Attractive colored flowers.

    Kailashpati uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used as an ornamental tree in gardens for its large rosy purple flowers and large globular fruits

    Medicinal Use:

    • The fruit pulp is used to cure a headache
    • Leaf juice is applied externally for hair growth
    • Note: Used only after consulting the Health specialist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is cannonball tree scientific name?

    Cannonball tree scientific name is Couroupita guianensis

    Is cannonball tree fruit edible?

    The fruit is edible but is not usually eaten by people because, in contrast to its intensely fragrant flowers, it can have an unpleasant smell. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Where do cannonball trees grow?

    Cannonball trees grow well outdoors where it can receive direct sunlight for more than 6 hrs a day.

    What are cannonball tree fruit uses?

    There are many medicinal uses of the plant. as per the published research extracts of several parts of the tree to treat hypertension, tumors, pain, and inflammation. It has been used to treat the common cold, stomachache, skin conditions and wounds, malaria, and toothache. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is cannonball tree?

    The scientific name of the cannonball tree is Couroupita guianensis.cannonball tree is a deciduous flowering tree in the family Lecythidaceae. It is cultivated in many other tropical areas throughout the world because of its beautiful, fragrant flowers and large, interesting fruits.


    Monday, 27 July 2020

    Amazed us with safe and sound delivery

    Sahil Puthran

    Tuesday, 21 July 2020

    Quick delivery, good price

    Shwetha T Ramakrishnan

    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    Wow nice plants and delivered in great condition..


    Thursday, 05 March 2020

    Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.

    Abhay Sinha

    Monday, 24 February 2020

    Very nice plant but price is ok

    saisri patnaik

    Monday, 17 February 2020

    Good quality they all grow nicely?

    Anuradha malgaonkar

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.

    Amit Bansal

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!

    Shyamali Basu

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

    Divya Kuchibhotla

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    I am satisfied with the plants.

    Bhat Prasann Kumar

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Parvati Gujju

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it

    Arshdeep Singh

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    is the pot and soil included?

    vipin seni

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    Is it a live plant?

    Hoimi Bandyopadhyay Amin

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    "I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.

    Roopam Shahi

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.

    Kshitij Raj

    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    It is easiest to grow houseplant.

    Joshi Prisy

    Saturday, 23 June 2018

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Sumit Goel

    Friday, 22 June 2018

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.


    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...

    Kapil Yadav

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Very good. Worth the price

    Dhiraj Gome

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Good one.. Good plant growth & good packing...

    Jeena Peter

    Saturday, 16 June 2018

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...

    Anandi Khambe

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Plant reached in excellent condition along with promised pot

    Anushka Rane Rele

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Nice packing & plants,like professional brand..

    Kiran Agarwal

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Amazed to see this plant.

    Namrata Mishra

    Monday, 11 June 2018

    Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

    Moulesh Sinha

    Sunday, 10 June 2018

    Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.

    Shiva Ranjani Reddy

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    I Bought this product and received quickly .Quality wise awesome

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.


    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Bindu Krishna

    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Very much happy with the product and service.

    Nazneen Shah

    Saturday, 02 June 2018

    when I opened the box I was amazed at how well this plant was packaged and how healthy they all were.

    Nehil Ramjee

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though.


    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Absolutely superb in every way

    Gaurav Narwania

    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Received in good condition. Liked them very much!


    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Great plant, great case, great packaging. If you are planning to buy please go ahead.

    Dr Shreya Hegde

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Worth Money. Good Product


    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Plant is in very good condition.....Vase is good ..... Packaging is ok..... Jelly balls were broken....

    Prakash Barla

    Monday, 28 May 2018

    Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!

    Shreyapiki Ritu

    Monday, 28 May 2018

    Excellent plant. needs quite a bit of care though

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Monday, 28 May 2018

    I ve never ordered a plant online before. Will the plant not die doing delivery?

    Anshul Raj Khurana

    Monday, 28 May 2018

    Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments

    Ankita Chawla

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    Great plant..looked nice n fresh wen i received ..Highly recommend it!

    Nitin Mulik

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.

    Roopam Shahi

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!

    Pachi Jariwala

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    This plant initially takes time to grow.


    Saturday, 26 May 2018

    i just check out d site,its realy vry amazing n affordable site,thanku fr introducing to sch site.

    Jitendra M Porwal

    Friday, 25 May 2018

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    Kashi Wasi

    Thursday, 24 May 2018

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Nazneen Shah

    Please log in to write a review. Log in