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.


    Monday, 27 July 2020

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

    neha gupta

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    A perfect house plant.


    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.


    Thursday, 06 February 2020

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements


    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Good for the price paid

    tarique Akhlaque

    Friday, 22 November 2019

    Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well

    Dhiraj Gome

    Sunday, 17 November 2019

    Very small but looking cute

    Audrey Davidson

    Tuesday, 12 November 2019

    This plants collection is awesome!!! I would recommend it to everyone.

    Yade Dirchi

    Saturday, 09 November 2019

    Is it a live plant?

    Joshi Prisy

    Friday, 08 November 2019

    Good quality they all grow nicely?

    Neera Kalra

    Friday, 08 November 2019

    Awesome.... Really I feel its now safe to buy plants online. Perfect packing....Great idea.

    Ratna Jyoti Das Kalita

    Thursday, 07 November 2019

    Nice plant and vase. As well. I like it

    ANEES khan

    Friday, 01 November 2019

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...


    Saturday, 26 October 2019

    Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.

    Pinky Jain

    Saturday, 26 October 2019

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

    Savitha Vinod

    Thursday, 24 October 2019

    Thanks the plant is growing well

    Savitha Sr

    Sunday, 20 October 2019

    Very nice plant to have.

    tanuku vyshnavi

    Sunday, 01 July 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?

    Vishal Vasani

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Can be kept in semi shade areas

    Rhodopsin Senthil

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.


    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Awesome.... Really I feel its now safe to buy plants online. Perfect packing....Great idea.

    jagdeep singh

    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice

    Dhiraj Gome

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Kiran Mayi

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Couldn t find it anywhere else.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Sunday, 27 May 2018

    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .

    Joshi Prisy

    Monday, 07 May 2018

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Sunday, 06 May 2018

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Priti Prasad

    Friday, 20 October 2017

    Is this plant or seed if plant than tell me the hight of it??

    Rakesh Pawar

    Wednesday, 04 October 2017

    Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.

    Sangeeta Chaudhry

    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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

    Madhu Pathak

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Very nice plant to have.

    deepika verma

    Monday, 03 July 2017

    Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?

    Afshan Nahid

    Sunday, 02 July 2017

    Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it

    Joshi Prisy

    Sunday, 19 March 2017

    Can this grown in hot places.

    Rameshwar Jagdale

    Monday, 06 March 2017

    ?Is it real plant or artificial ???

    Gaurav Narwania

    Friday, 03 February 2017

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Puja Pujari Salve

    Thursday, 08 December 2016

    I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Tuesday, 15 November 2016

    Just too beautiful! Plant is very positive and green...Feeling so good

    Arockia Udayan T

    Friday, 11 November 2016

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

    Nilda Leonardo

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