Pithecellobium Dulce, Jungle Jalebi - Plant

Pithecellobium Dulce is a small to medium-sized semi-evergreen leguminous tree, 5 to 20 m in height.
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About Pithecellobium Dulce

Jungle Jalebi is a large, nearly evergreen tree that grows up to 20 m or more in height, It has a broad crown, up to 30 m across, and a short trunk, up to 1 m thick, at the base of each leaf is normally found a pair of short, sharp spines, though some specimens are spineless. Leaves are deciduous but foliage is persistent, as the new leaves appear while the old ones are being shed, so that the tree looks like an evergreen. Flowers are white-greenish and slightly fragrant.Pods are greenish-brown to red or pinkish, rather thin. There are about 10 seeds per pod.

Pods are irregularly in shape and flattened, set in a spirals of 1 to 3 whorls and strangled between the seeds - looks like the north Indian sweet, Jalebi.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Manilla Tamarind, Madras Thorn, Sweet tamarind, Jangal Jalebi
Maximum Reachable Height 20 - 25 meters
Flower Colour White-greenish
Bloom Time Late winter - Early spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Pithecellobium Dulce care

It can be propagated best through seed.
Seed takes about 2 weeks to germinate. No pre-treatment is required, soaking actually reduces germination and heating kills the seeds. Best sown into nursery beds and planted out when about 12 months old.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Moderately
Soil Well drained and fertile soil.
Temperature 18 - 27 degrees C.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season January - March

Pithecellobium Dulce uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Can be grown as avenue plant

Medicinal Use:

  • The leaves can be used as a plaster to allay pain even from venereal sores, and can relieve convulsions
  • A paste made from the leaves is applied externally to treat muscular swellings caused by some inflammations
  • The leaves together with salt can cure indigestion and, in larger doses, can also induce abortion
  • Note : Use as per doctors prescription

Culinary Use:

  • This flesh can be eaten raw, boiled or made into a refreshing beverage that is suggestive of lemonade
  • Seeds - raw or eaten in curries

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Pithecellobium Dulce?

Pithecellobium Dulce is commonly known as Manilla Tamarind, Madras Thorn, Sweet tamarind, Jangal Jalebi

How tall do Pithecellobium Dulce grow?

On average Pithecellobium Dulce grows 20 - 25 meters

What color are Pithecellobium Dulce?

A Pithecellobium Dulce plant bears flowers of color White-greenish

When Pithecellobium Dulce blooms?

With enough light, Pithecellobium Dulce may produce White-greenish flowers in Late winter - Early spring

How hard is Pithecellobium Dulce to grow?

A Pithecellobium Dulce is Easy to grow.

How much sunlight does a Pithecellobium Dulce need?

A Pithecellobium Dulce prefers Full sun

How much water does a Pithecellobium Dulce need?

A Pithecellobium Dulce prefers watering Moderately

What kind of soil does a Pithecellobium Dulce need?

A Pithecellobium Dulce prefers Well drained and fertile soil.

What temperature does a Pithecellobium Dulce like?

A Pithecellobium Dulce prefers 18 - 27 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Pithecellobium Dulce?

To encourage Pithecellobium Dulce growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Thanks Nurserylive. i could not get this product in my area without you!

Joshi Prisy

Monday, 18 November 2019

They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.

Gaurav Narwania

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

Abhishek Srivastava
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