Pisonia Alba, Catchbirdtrees, Birdcatcher, Birdlime - Plant

Pisonia alba is foliage plant with greenish-yellow leaves.


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Pisonia Alba, Catchbirdtrees, Birdcatcher, Birdlime Plant

Description for Pisonia Alba, Catchbirdtrees, Birdcatcher, Birdlime

Plant height: 14 - 22 inches (35 - 56 cm)
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches (7 - 13 cm)

This plant is used in the garden where dark foliage plants are planted to avoid dull appearance in the garden.

Evergreen tropical tree of medium size, to 7 m height, with greenish-yellow or yellow-white foliage looking like lettuce, the thin leaf blades lanceolate and corrugated 10 to 30cm long, undulate at margins, clusters of tiny greenish white flowers, and 2cm long stalked fruit from female blooms. Cooked leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Common name(s): Pisonia Alba, Catchbirdtrees, Birdcatcher, Birdlime
Flower colours: Green
Bloom time: Rarely blooming
Max reachable height: Upto 15 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy.

Planting and care

Pisonia Alba is propagated through cuttings, which root easily in sand. Cuttings should be kept in a place where sunlight falls on them.

Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Sandy soil.
Water: Water the plant regularly but do not over water.
Temperature: 25 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply standard liquid fertilizer.

Caring for Pisonia Alba

  • Water should apply early in the morning when the soil feels to dry to touch.
  • If you do not want to plant to grow into a tree, it is necessary to prune the plant regularly.



Typical uses of Pisonia Alba

Special features: Pisonia alba is a small, evergreen foliage tree or a large shrub found in our gardens.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant stands out on its own in the garden. Pissonia Alba can be grown in pots and it also makes a good hedge when planted closely together.

Medicinal use: NA


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