Bel Tree, Bilva Patra, Bel Patra ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant

The deciduous tree with trifoliate leaves is traditionally used as a sacred, offering by Hindus in India to Lord Shiva.

    What makes it special:
  • The hard shelled fruits are exquisitely aromatic.
  • Refreshing juice and preserves.
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About Bel Tree

Bael is botanically known as Aegle marmelos ant it is deciduous tree with trifoliate leaves. The branches sometimes bear long straight spines. The bark is shallowly furrowed and corky. Bael is an indigenous fruit tree of India.

Bael grows in wild and semi-wild in the North India states of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh. It is considered holy in Hindu religion and the leaves are used as offerings for Lord Shiva. The flowering season starts in late May. It has pale yellowish green sweetly scented flowers. The slightly pear-shaped fruits are green in color and turn yellowish on ripening.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bel patra
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 meter
Flower Colour Yellowish green
Bloom Time April-May
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


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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.

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    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.

    Bel Tree 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 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 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 20 to 35 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Bel Tree special feature

    Sacred plant

    Bel Tree uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Bel benefits in healing digestive disorders, ulcers, headache, hypertension, diabetes, and numerous other ailments The ripe fruit works as a laxative but is not digested easily Unripe bel fruit, on the other hand, promotes digestion and cures diarrhea
    • Note: Use only after consulting the Health specialist

    Culinary Use:

    • The pulp is often processed as nectar or "squash" (diluted nectar)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can we plant bilva tree at home?

    Yes,you can grow Bilva tree at your home preferably in outdoor condition where direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day is available.

    How to plant bilva tree?

    To plant Bilva tree consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. 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 bright bright 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 center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    What is bilva tree called in english?

    In English, Bilva tree is known as Aegle marmelos.

    How to identify bilva tree?

    The leaf is trifoliate (three leaves) and stem is pale brown or grayish. Bilva tree belongs to ‎Rutaceae family.

    Where to plant bilva tree?

    You can plant a Bilva tree preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant. 1. Direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained. 3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in a field. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can we have bilva tree at home?

    Yes, you should have Bilva tree at your home because of its high-value medicinal properties. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    How to worship bilva tree?

    When a person worships the root of the bilva tree by lighting earthen lamps he is said to be bestowed with the knowledge of truth and merges into Shiva.

    How to grow bilva tree from seed?

    Growing Bilva tree through seed is very time consuming. Consider the following points. 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 4-6 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to grow bilva tree?

    Plant is grown by seed, budding and air layering. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com



    Reviews

    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    Couldn t find it anywhere else.

    Alka Devi

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Worth Money. Good Product

    Radhakrishnan Sureshkumar

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Its been a month I bought this plant. It came with very few broken leaves but its growing fast now. Very happy with this one.

    Sanjiv Potdar
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