Parkia biglandulosa (Badminton Ball Tree) - Plant

Parkia biglandulosa
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About Parkia biglandulosa

The farinaceous pulp which surrounds the seeds is edible and so also are the seeds themselves, which taste like garlic.For most part of the year, this tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.

s only during December-January, appearance of tennis-ball shaped fluffy flower heads makes one realise that this tree has to be Parkia! In the winter season, 1½ - 2 ft branches, hanging from the leaf axil, bear rust coloured bead-like flower heads, which gradually gain size of a tennis ball - and the "flowers" bloom to spectacular white electric bulbs! lowers in round white heads are prominent, hence the native name 'Chendul' , or ball. ate with very numerous leaflets; rachis of leaf downy, 1 ft. of more long; pinnae 20-30 pair, 60 to 100 pairs leaflets, rigid, 1/4 in. long. ,wo glands at the base of leaf, lends this species the name, biglandulosa. It is an avenue tree in Chennai.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Parkia biglandulosa
Maximum Reachable Height 0.5 to 3ft
Flower Colour Grown
Bloom Time January - March
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Leaves bipinnate with very numerous leaflets; rachis of leaf downy, 1 ft. of more long; pinnae 20-30 pair, 60 to 100 pairs leaflets, rigid, 1/4 in. long.
  • Presence of two glands at the base of leaf, lends this species the name, biglandulosa. It is an avenue tree in Chennai.,li>

    Parkia biglandulosa care

    African locust tree is a tall handsome tree, native of W. Africa. Large trees are frequently found in old Mahomedan gardens about the city of Hyderabad, Golconda and elsewhere. The farinaceous pulp which surrounds the seeds is edible and so also are the seeds themselves, which taste like garlic. For most part of the year, this tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 22 oC to 38 oC
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Parkia biglandulosa special feature

    This tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.

    Parkia biglandulosa uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Culinary Use:

    • leaves

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Parkia biglandulosa ?

    Parkia biglandulosa is commonly known as Parkia biglandulosa

    How tall do Parkia biglandulosa grow?

    On average Parkia biglandulosa grows 0.5 to 3ft

    What color are Parkia biglandulosa ?

    A Parkia biglandulosa plant bears flowers of color Grown

    When Parkia biglandulosa blooms?

    With enough light, Parkia biglandulosa may produce Grown flowers in January - March

    How hard is Parkia biglandulosa to grow?

    A Parkia biglandulosa is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Parkia biglandulosa need?

    A Parkia biglandulosa prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Parkia biglandulosa need?

    A Parkia biglandulosa prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Parkia biglandulosa need?

    A Parkia biglandulosa prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Parkia biglandulosa like?

    A Parkia biglandulosa prefers 22 oC to 38 oC

    How often should I fertilize my Parkia biglandulosa ?

    To encourage Parkia biglandulosa growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?

    Partha Kundu

    Friday, 28 February 2020

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    HOA BE

    Friday, 21 February 2020

    What are other names of this plant?

    Abhinav Ralhan
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