Cassia fistula, Golden shower Tree, Bahava - Plant

Cassia is one of the most beautiful in all tropical trees when it sheds its leaves, and bursts into a mass of long, grape-bunches like yellow gold flowers.
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About Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula is commonly known as The Golden shower tree. Cassia is a vast genus with various species consisting of yellow colored flowers. Cassia fistula is a large shrub or medium sized tree which grows up to a height of 20 to 40 feet height.

The Cassia has few distinguishing features can be observed with little trouble. It is slightly smaller, but has the same spreading crown, long drooping branches and numerous, feathery leaves, but the branches are rough. The flowers are similar but the sepals are smooth, green inside and deep-red underneath.

fistula or the golden shower tree is generally used in landscape because of its wonderful showy flowers. During the blooming season, the flowers entirely cover the tree and give a perfect contrast to the landscape than the regular one.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Golden Shower Tree, Amaltas
Maximum Reachable Height 20 to 40 feet
Flower Colour Golden yellow
Bloom Time Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

10-20 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of yellow flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. Its flower is the official flower of Thailand and the tree has a number of important medicinal uses. Fairly fast growing to 25-60 ft. Hardy to 20-24F, suitable outdoors in both subtropical and tropical climates.

This is a national flower of Thailand and one of the most impressive cassias. From early spring through summer, it displays beautiful cascades of golden flowers. Cassia is a large genus with some 500 species, among which are a number of highly attractive flowering trees. To many tropical gardeners, the most beautiful is Cassia fistula. This is a medium to large tree with ovate, pointed leaflets; when these drop, usually in the dry season, masses of bright gold flower clusters appear on almost every branch.

Cassia fistula care

10-20 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of yellow flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. Its flower is the official flower of Thailand and the tree has a number of important medicinal uses. Fairly fast growing to 25-60 ft. Hardy to 20-24F, suitable outdoors in both subtropical and tropical climates.

This is a national flower of Thailand and one of the most impressive cassias. From early spring through summer, it displays beautiful cascades of golden flowers. Cassia is a large genus with some 500 species, among which are a number of highly attractive flowering trees. To many tropical gardeners, the most beautiful is Cassia fistula. This is a medium to large tree with ovate, pointed leaflets; when these drop, usually in the dry season, masses of bright gold flower clusters appear on almost every branch.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Water the tree freely during the heat of spring through fall when the plant actively grows with new leaves and stem length. Supplement natural rainfall as the soil need to keep moist. Droughts during the summer growing season retards the growth and may cause premature leaf drop or branch die-back.
Soil Acidic, Well-drained soil
Temperature Hardiness 35-40 degrees F. Extensive frost or subfreezing temperatures cause full leaf defoliation
Fertilizer Apply a general, well-balanced fertilizer annually.

Cassia fistula uses

Ornamental Use:

  • A tropical ornamental tree with a trunk consisting of hard reddish wood
  • It has showy racemes, up to 2 inces long, with bright, yellow, fragrant flowers

Medicinal Use:

  • It is used medicinally for treating constipation, common cold, chlorosis and urinary disorders
  • Its leaves are effective against herpes simplex and the bark of Cassia is one of the ingredients in ayurvedic and other traditional medicine antidiabetic formulations

Frequently Asked Questions

How to plant Cassia tree?

To grow cassia plant consider the following points Soak the seed in water for at least 24 hours. 1. To grow the plant in a 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 the 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 the current pot, plant it in the field. If you are planting purchased plants directly in ground follow the 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 the center and fill the pit with the 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(April-May).

How to plant Cassia tora seed?

To grow plant through seed consider the following points Soak the seed in water for at least 24 hours. 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 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nursurylive.com.

What is Cassia tree?

Cassia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family. A genus of small to medium-sized trees in which the leaves are pinnate. The flowers are slightly zygomorphic and showy.

How to plant Cassia fistula?

To grow cassia plant consider the following points Soak the seed in water for at least 24 hours. 1. To grow the plant in a 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 the 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 the current pot, plant it in the field. If you are planting purchased plants directly in ground follow the 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(April-May).

How tall do Cassia plants get?

Cassia plant is a medium-sized tree, growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall with fast growth.

How to care for Cassia plant?

1. Sunlight- at list 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(April-May).

How to plant Cassia fistula seeds?

To grow cassia plant consider the following points Soak the seed in water for at least 24 hours. 1. To grow the plant in a 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 the 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 the current pot, plant it in the field.

When do you plant Cassia?

You can plant Cassia in the rainy and summer season.



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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

Nischala K

Monday, 25 November 2019

Plant was received in very good condition. Cost little more but a good buy

sunder narayan

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?

Gaurav Narwania
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