About Casuarina equisetifolia
The foliage of this perennial plant consists of slender, much branched green to grey-green twigs, bearing minute scale-leaves in whorls of 6 to 8. The flowers are produced in small catkin-like inflorescences. It is monoecious, with male and female flowers produced on the same tree.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak, Jungli Saru|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Up to 35 m|
|Flower Colour ||Inconspicuous (Light brown)|
|Bloom Time ||Male flowers by second year and females a little later.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careBe careful to water the plants regularly during the first two years following planting.
Do watering is done along with the planting.
Organic insecticides such as biocide are highly effective to get rid of moths (parasites).
Casuarina equisetifolia care
It grows along sandy coasts and coastal forests naturally. It can be propagated by seed. A spacing of 4 x 4 to 6 x 6 feet is ideal which allows intercropping in the first year. The soil is scooped to the depth and width of the bag, planted preferably with the onset of rains.
|Sunlight ||Full sun |
|Watering ||Moderate. The irrigation is required for once in every 10 to 15 days.|
|Soil ||Well-Drained Soils, Saline, Loose, Fine Soils|
|Temperature ||16 to 45 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Use any organic fertilizer.|
Casuarina equisetifolia special feature
It has a strong resistance to high winds and can thus be used as a windbreak.
Casuarina equisetifolia uses
- The tree is commonly grown as an ornamental
- Bark and twigs are used in ayurvedic preparations
- Note: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally
- The seeds are roasted for salt
- The leaves and green fruit were chewed to stimulate salivation to quench thirst
- Note: Please consult your health expert
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Casuarina equisetifolia?
Casuarina equisetifolia is commonly known as Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak, Jungli Saru
How tall do Casuarina equisetifolia grow?
On average Casuarina equisetifolia grows Up to 35 m
What color are Casuarina equisetifolia?
A Casuarina equisetifolia plant bears flowers of color Inconspicuous (Light brown)
When Casuarina equisetifolia blooms?
With enough light, Casuarina equisetifolia may produce Inconspicuous (Light brown) flowers in Male flowers by second year and females a little later.
How hard is Casuarina equisetifolia to grow?
A Casuarina equisetifolia is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Casuarina equisetifolia need?
A Casuarina equisetifolia prefers Full sun
How much water does a Casuarina equisetifolia need?
A Casuarina equisetifolia prefers watering Moderate. The irrigation is required for once in every 10 to 15 days.
What kind of soil does a Casuarina equisetifolia need?
A Casuarina equisetifolia prefers Well-Drained Soils, Saline, Loose, Fine Soils
What temperature does a Casuarina equisetifolia like?
A Casuarina equisetifolia prefers 16 to 45 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Casuarina equisetifolia?
To encourage Casuarina equisetifolia growth, Use any organic fertilizer.
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Plant is in good health.. I m really happy with this little one.
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