Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami - Plant

Shami is highly revered among Hindus and worshipped as part of Dasara festival. This tree is a small moderate sized evergreen thorny tree, with slender branches armed with conical thorns and with light bluish-green foliage.
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About Prosopis Cineraria

Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so. It produces new flush leaves before summer.

The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in color, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves. The pods are formed soon thereafter and grow rapidly in size attaining full size in about two months time.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Khejri Tree, Jand, Shemi, Shami
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 15 ft
Flower Colour Yellow or creamy white
Bloom Time Year-round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • It is well adapted to the arid conditions and stands well to the adverse vagaries of climate and browsing by animals.
  • Choose the sunniest spot in your garden.
  • Water the plant at the only growing season.
  • Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree.

    Prosopis Cineraria care

    This plant is propagated through seeds and root suckers. Seed germinates best if the hard seed coat is softened first to allow the ingress of water. Then sow the seeds in the porous potting mix. Monsoon season is best for sowing and planting this plant.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 32 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Prosopis Cineraria special feature

    Shami plant considers a sacred tree.

    Prosopis Cineraria uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Prosopis Cineraria plant produces gum, which is obtained during May and June
    • The bark of the tree is dry, acrid, bitter with a sharp taste; cooling anthelmintic; tonic, cures leprosy, dysentery, bronchitis, asthma, leukoderma, hemorrhoids, and muscle tremors
    • The smoke of the leaves is good for eye troubles
    • Note: Please consult with the specialist first before using

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to care shami plant?

    Consider the following points to care for Shami plant 1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture 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 (summer) season(March-June).

    What are shami plant uses?

    The tender leaves are used as an astringent and remedy for diarrhea and dysentery. The extract of leaves is used to kill intestinal parasitic worms. The pods are used in the treatment of urinogenital diseases. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Can we plant shami tree at home?

    Yes, you can plant a Shami tree at home where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

    In which direction shami plant to be kept?

    The appropriate Vastu location for Shami plant is in the west direction of the house

    Where to keep shami plant in home?

    You can keep Shami plant outdoor in the west direction of the house, where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight

    How to grow shami plant from cutting?

    Consider the following points to growing Shami plant from cutting 1. Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 2-3 weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Can we keep shami plant at home?

    Yes, you can keep Shami plant at home where it will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight.

    How to grow shami plant in pot?

    Shami plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant in pot.  1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.  3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 4. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing summer season(March-June). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    What is shami plant called in english?

    In English Shami plant is known as Prosopis cineraria.

    How to grow shami plant?

    Shami plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow a plant.  1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required.  2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture 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 summer season (March-June). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com 

    How to worship shami plant?

    The Shami Tree is worshiped just like a tulsi plant or bael tree. Its leaves are used in worship as offerings to god ganesha, shiva.

    How to identify shami plant?

    Shami plant leaves are bipinnate, with seven to fourteen leaflets on each of one to three pinnae. Branches are thorned along the internodes. Flowers are small and creamy-yellow, and followed by seeds in pods.

    Which day to plant shami plant?

    You need to plant the Shami tree at an appropriate time, suggested by the expert.



    Reviews

    Monday, 27 July 2020

    Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant

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