Thespesia Populnea, Portia Tree - 0.5 kg Seeds

This is a good tree for small gardens or patios. Indian tulip tree is an evergreen bushy tree.
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About Thespesia Populnea

Its name Thespesia means "divinely decreed". Leaves are smooth, somewhat similar to those of the Pipal tree, broadly ovate. It has heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowers. The flowers are followed by apple-shaped fruit. Seeds several, elliptical, 1 cm long, brown hairy.

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Seeds Specifications

Common Name Milo, Portia tree, Indian tulip tree, Pacific rosewood, Portia tree, Paras pipal, Aashta
Height It generally reaches a height of 30 feet with a spread of 12 feet.
Flower Colour Petals are purple or pink.
Bloom Time Year Round, blooms more in October to July
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Foliar feed young milo trees once a month in early morning with a water soluble or an organic fertilizer

Thespesia Populnea care

  • The Portia tree is able to grow in the wide range of soil types
  • The seeds should be scarified (the seed coat penetrated)
  • This can be done using sandpaper, nail clippers, or by cracking with a hammer
  • Care must be taken to avoid damaging the inner part of the seed
  • The seeds do not require soaking
  • The seeds should be planted in the sterile potting mix at a depth of about twice the diameter of the seed
  • Germination takes 14 to 28 days
Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Moderate
Soil Clay, Sand, Cinder, Organic, Coral
Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Thespesia Populnea special feature

Like other mangrove associates, these plants provide shelter and food to many creatures of the mangroves.

Thespesia Populnea uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Landscape Use (Accent, Container, Hedges, Provides Shade, Screening, Specimen Plant)

Medicinal Use:

  • In India, the ground up bark is used to treat skin diseases and in Mauritius dysentery and hemorrhoids
  • Note: Please consult your health expert

Culinary Use:

  • The fruits, flowers and young leaves are edible

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do thespesia populnea grow?

On average thespesia populnea grows It generally reaches a height of 30 feet with a spread of 12 feet.

What color are thespesia populnea?

A thespesia populnea plant bears flowers of color Petals are purple or pink.

How hard is thespesia populnea to grow?

A thespesia populnea is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a thespesia populnea need?

A thespesia populnea prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a thespesia populnea need?

A thespesia populnea prefers watering Moderate

What kind of soil does a thespesia populnea need?

Clay, Sand, Cinder, Organic, Coral

What temperature does a thespesia populnea like?

20 to 30 degrees C

How should I fertilize my thespesia populnea?

Apply any organic fertilizer.


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Alok Pandey

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