Khaya Senegalensis - Plant

Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa.
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About Khaya Senegalensis

Khaya senegalensis is a species of tree in the Meliaceae family that is native to Africa. Common names include African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Swietenia senegalensis,African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge
Maximum Reachable Height 9 m
Flower Colour cream then pink
Bloom Time july august
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad.
  • Flowers are normally have parts in fours.
  • Sepals are pale green, petals and staminal tube are cream colored, the latter pinkish below.
  • Fruit is normally 4-valved, 4-6 cm in diameter.
  • Khaya Senegalensis care

    African Mahogany is a majestic, tall tree, native to Africa. It is a tree with shining leaves, up to 100 ft tall, with wide dense crown and thick trunk. Leaves are compound, with leaflets usually drying pale glaucous green, 3-4 pairs, oblong or oblong-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad, rounded or blunt or sometimes pointed at the tip, 6-12 cm long, 2-5 cm broad. Flowers are normally have parts in fours

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 29 - 38c
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Khaya Senegalensis special feature

    Khaya senegalensis is a deciduous evergreen tree

    Khaya Senegalensis uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Khaya senegalensis (Desr
    • ) is a medicinal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases in Nigeria and other West Africa countries
    • It belongs to the family Meliaceae (mahogany family)
    • The Nupes of Niger state of Nigeria especially value the tree for its medicinal uses

    Culinary Use:

    • leaves

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Khaya Senegalensis ?

    Khaya Senegalensis is commonly known as Swietenia senegalensis,African mahogany, dry zone mahogany, Gambia mahogany, khaya wood, Senegal mahogany, cailcedrat, acajou, djalla, and bois rouge

    How tall do Khaya Senegalensis grow?

    On average Khaya Senegalensis grows 9 m

    What color are Khaya Senegalensis ?

    A Khaya Senegalensis plant bears flowers of color cream then pink

    When Khaya Senegalensis blooms?

    With enough light, Khaya Senegalensis may produce cream then pink flowers in july august

    How hard is Khaya Senegalensis to grow?

    A Khaya Senegalensis is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Khaya Senegalensis need?

    A Khaya Senegalensis prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Khaya Senegalensis need?

    A Khaya Senegalensis prefers watering medium

    What kind of soil does a Khaya Senegalensis need?

    A Khaya Senegalensis prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Khaya Senegalensis like?

    A Khaya Senegalensis prefers 29 - 38c

    How often should I fertilize my Khaya Senegalensis ?

    To encourage Khaya Senegalensis growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    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.

    Rajeshgangappa

    Wednesday, 04 March 2020

    Nice came in good condition

    ARINDAM CHATTOPADHYAY

    Tuesday, 11 February 2020

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

    Rasika Srivastava
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