Sterculia Alata, Buddha Coconut - Plant

The Buddha Coconut is a tall tree, which gets is the name from its coconut-like fruit. Leaves are carried on 3-10 cm long stalks crowded towards the center.
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About Sterculia Alata

Buddha Coconut is a tall tree, which gets is a name from its coconut-like fruit. Leaves are blade broadly ovate-heartshaped. Flowers are borne in small, few-flowered racemes. Fruit is large, woody.

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 Buddha Coconut
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 30 m
Flower Colour Orange to brown
Bloom Time September to October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moistly.
  • Keep at between 20 to 25 degrees C.
  • Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some varieties may take very much longer so, please be patient.
  • Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.
  • Sterculia Alata care

    Red flowers grow into huge, very pretty, five-sectioned seed pods with red interiors, which can reach 12 cm in diameter and open along one side to release up to 40 very large, shiny, black edible seeds. This large deciduous tree with an attractive buttressed trunk is found in disturbed, evergreen forests from India to Burma and Malaysia.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering MOderately
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 C to 35 C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Sterculia Alata special feature

    The adsorption process has not been used extensively in wastewater treatment, but demands for a better quality of treated wastewater effluent, including toxicity reduction, have led to an intensive examination and use of the process of adsorption

    Sterculia Alata uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is used as the ornamental plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • Mostly used for skin disease treatment, fever, and minor wounds
    • Note: Use after consulting the health specialist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Sterculia Alata?

    Sterculia Alata is commonly known as Buddha Coconut

    How tall do Sterculia Alata grow?

    On average Sterculia Alata grows Up to 30 m

    What color are Sterculia Alata?

    A Sterculia Alata plant bears flowers of color Orange to brown

    When Sterculia Alata blooms?

    With enough light, Sterculia Alata may produce Orange to brown flowers in September to October

    How hard is Sterculia Alata to grow?

    A Sterculia Alata is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Sterculia Alata need?

    A Sterculia Alata prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Sterculia Alata need?

    A Sterculia Alata prefers watering MOderately

    What kind of soil does a Sterculia Alata need?

    A Sterculia Alata prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Sterculia Alata like?

    A Sterculia Alata prefers 20 C to 35 C

    How often should I fertilize my Sterculia Alata?

    To encourage Sterculia Alata growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.


    Wednesday, 29 January 2020

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    Ladi Santosh

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    plant was delivered in excellent condition there was no damage .

    Ranjana Rai

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Beautiful healthy plants delivered straight to the doorstep.

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