Prosopis Cineraria, Shami, Sami - Plant

Shami is highly revered among Hindus and worshipped as part of Dasara festival. This tree is a small moderate sized evergreen thorny tree, with slender branches armed with conical thorns and with light bluish-green foliage.
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About Prosopis Cineraria

Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so. It produces new flush leaves before summer.

The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in color, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves. The pods are formed soon thereafter and grow rapidly in size attaining full size in about two months time.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Khejri Tree, Jand, Shemi, Shami
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 15 ft
Flower Colour Yellow or creamy white
Bloom Time Year-round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • It is well adapted to the arid conditions and stands well to the adverse vagaries of climate and browsing by animals.
  • Choose the sunniest spot in your garden.
  • Water the plant at the only growing season.
  • Also, prepare the soil with fertilizers and plant feed before planting the tree.

    Prosopis Cineraria care

    This plant is propagated through seeds and root suckers. Seed germinates best if the hard seed coat is softened first to allow the ingress of water. Then sow the seeds in the porous potting mix. Monsoon season is best for sowing and planting this plant.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 20 to 32 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Prosopis Cineraria special feature

    Shami plant considers a sacred tree.

    Prosopis Cineraria uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • Prosopis Cineraria plant produces gum, which is obtained during May and June
    • The bark of the tree is dry, acrid, bitter with a sharp taste; cooling anthelmintic; tonic, cures leprosy, dysentery, bronchitis, asthma, leukoderma, hemorrhoids, and muscle tremors
    • The smoke of the leaves is good for eye troubles
    • Note: Please consult with the specialist first before using

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to care shami plant?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    What are shami plant uses?

    The tender leaves is used as an astringent and remedy for diarrhoea and dysentery. The extract of leaves is used to kill intestinal parasitic worms. The pods are used in the treatment of urino-genital diseases. Note: Please consult your health expert first before applying externally and internally

    Can we plant shami tree at home?

    Yes you, Can plant shami tree at home

    In which direction shami plant to be kept?

    The appropriate Vastu location for shami plant is in the west direction of the house

    Where to keep shami plant in home?

    You can keep shami plant outdoor in the west direction of the house

    How to grow shami plant from cutting?

    Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Growing Shami plant to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.

    Can we keep shami plant at home?

    Yes, you can keep shami plant at home

    How to grow shami plant in pot?

    Select the 5-7 inches pot, take the stems and create a hole in the mix with the help of your fingers or something pointy and long. Dip and coat the base your cuttings in the rooting hormone. Plant the cuttings in the pot and set the soil around it properly. Water your plant well.

    What is shami plant called in english?

    In English Shami plant is known as Prosopis cineraria.

    How to grow shami plant?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    How to worship shami plant?

    The Shami Tree is worshiped just like Tulsi plant or Bael Tree. Its leaves are used in worship as offerings to God Ganesha, Shiva

    Where to place shami plant in home?

    The appropriate Vastu location for shami plant is in the west direction of the house

    How to identify shami plant?

    Leaves are bipinnate, with seven to fourteen leaflets on each of one to three pinnae. Branches are thorned along the internodes. Flowers are small and creamy-yellow, and followed by seeds in pods.

    Which day to plant shami plant?

    You need to plant the shami tree at an appropriate time, suggested by the expert.


    Saturday, 14 March 2020

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    Saturday, 29 February 2020

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    Friday, 21 February 2020

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