Ashoka Tree, Polyalthia longifolia - Plant

Saraca Indica commonly known as Ashoka tree or Sorrow-less Tree is one of the most exotic flowering trees of the Indian subcontinent.
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About Ashoka Tree

It grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree.

It is easy-to-grow, an easy-to-prune tree that flowers abundantly and produces a compact shaped canopy – an ideal candidate as a house-plant or a lawn tree.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ashoka Tree, Buddha Tree, Indian mast tree, and Indian Fir tree
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 20 m
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done early in the morning when the soil feels to dry.
  • After fertilizer application, water should be given to plant.

    Ashoka Tree care

    Ashoka tree propagated by seeds. The seeds retain their viability for one season only and should be sown in August.

    Sunlight Full sun to partial shade.
    Watering Moderately
    Soil well-drained and organic soil.
    Temperature 20 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Ashoka Tree special feature

    This evergreen, tall and slender tree grows symmetrically and produces fresh and shining green foliage.

    Ashoka Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Landscape uses for Ashoka tree, lining a stately driveway beside a tall house privacy screen, tall hedge, architectural accent, noise pollution screen

    Medicinal Use:

    • Ashoka tree has many medicinal uses
    • The bark is used in traditional medicines to cure a number of gynecological problems
    • The pulp of flowers is used as a remedy for dysentery
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow Ashoka tree?

    You can grow Ashoka tree though Seeds.Consider the following points to grow Ashoka . 1. Sunlight- More than 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 season(June-July).

    Is Ashoka tree good for home?

    Yes,it is believed that Planting this auspicious plant not only brings health benefits to the inhabitants but also attracts happiness and prosperity in the house. It represents love, beauty and elegance.

    Where to plant Ashoka tree at home?

    You can grow Ashoka tree outdoor where direct bright light is available (4-6 hrs.)

    What is Ashoka plant?

    Saraca asoca is a plant belonging to the Detarioideae subfamily of the legume family. It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent and adjacent areas

    Is Ashoka a medicinal plant?

    Yes, Ashoka has been traditionally used in Indian Ayurveda as a uterine tonic and has been indicated in menstrual irregularities etc. Note: The above information is general guidelines be sure to consult your healthcare adviser before consumption or application of plant or plant parts.

    Does Ashoka tree have flowers?

    Yes, The ashoka flowers come in heavy, lush bunches.

    Can we plant Ashoka tree at home?

    Yes, You can plant Ashoka tree at home where it will get direct bright light for 4-6 hrs. a day

    Ashoka tree growing conditions?

    1. Sunlight- More than 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 season(June-July).

    How to plant Ashoka tree?

    To plant 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 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 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 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 more than 6 hours of 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).

    Is Ashoka tree deciduous?

    Yes Ashoka is deciduos tree.

    How to plant Ashoka tree seeds?

    Ashoka tree can reproduce through seed propagation. 1. Select a container having 5-7 inch diameter. 2. Fill the container with well-drained soil. 3. Gently mix the soil. 4. Moisten the surface of the soil with water spray. 5. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on soil and cover with a thin soil layer. 6. Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper. 7. Place the seed container in indirect bright light. 8. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate. 9. Keep the soil moist but do not make the soil soggy by overwatering.

    Which direction to keep Ashoka plant?

    Ashoka tree should be placed in the north of the house


    Sunday, 26 July 2020

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.


    Thursday, 23 July 2020

    Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.


    Wednesday, 24 June 2020

    can I pot Ashoka tree in a big pot?

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