The lychee, litchi, liechee, liche, lizhi or li zhi, or lichee is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae.
|Plant Height||30 inch (76 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||7 inch (18 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Litchi chinensis|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||20 to 30 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Green|
|Bloom Time ||April to May|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Lychee trees are water lovers and should be irrigated regularly. However, avoid creating waterlogged conditions, which may result in diminished health or root rot.
Place one lychee seed into each cup, on its side, at a depth of 3 to 4 inches; then cover. Place the trays or cups in a warm, sunny place like a windowsill, a sun room or a greenhouse. Water regularly to keep the soil damp. After 3 to 4 weeks, the shoot will grow to 3 to 4 inches in size and develop dark green leaves.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||24 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer
Litchi special feature
Commercially grown for fruit production. Excellent landscape tree which provides shade, fruit and botanical interest to front or back yards.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose