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Aesculus pavia

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Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions.

Common name: Aesculus pavia
Color: Bright red
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 12.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulb’s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.

Sunlight: full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 5 °C

Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if you’re harvesting for the kitchen).
  • Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10).
  • Allow ¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.


Special Feature:
Specimen flowering tree, screen or hedge.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • In some parts of Africa, the leaves are eaten as a vegetable and used as an herbal remedy in traditional African medicine.
  • The leaves are used in many parts of Nigeria as a traditional African medicine for the management of asthma.
  • It is also used as an ornamental plant.

Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/