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Acacia Concinna, Shikakai - Plant

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Acacia concinna (Hindi name - Shikakai) is a climber shrub native to Asia, common in the warm plains of central and south India.

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26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Acacia Concinna

The plants are medium fast growing and which is bushy cum creeper. These plants having curvy thorns, once the plants are developed animals even elephants not able to cross.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Shikakai
Maximum Reachable Height The tree grows upto a height of 12 meters.
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Flowering and fruiting occurs between the months of October to January.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

  • If there is no rainfall, then regular watering is required at regular intervals.
  • Watering should be given after 15 days of plantation.

    Acacia Concinna care

    Land should be well plough before planting. Keep proper distance between beds in the field.

    Sunlight Full sun.
    Watering Plants requires plenty of water.
    Soil The plants can be grown in moderately fertile. It can also cultivate in neutral to acidic soil.
    Temperature Minimum 18 degrees C.
    Fertilizer FYM should be incorporated in soil at the time of land preparation.

    Acacia Concinna uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • An infusion of the leaves is used in malarial fever
    • A decoction of the pods relieves biliousness and acts as a purgative
    • It is used to remove dandruff
    • An ointment, prepared from the ground pods, is good for skin diseases
    • The pods are reported to be used in north Bengal for poisoning fish
    • The shikakai fruits are having good market, which will fetch good prices, these dried fruits are used to manufacture in herbal products and shampoo

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Acacia a flowering plant?

    Yes, Acacia is a flowering plant that has small creamy white, pale yellow or bright yellow.

    What is Acacia plant?

    Acacia is commonly known as the wattles or acacias. They often have many small oval leaves along with their leaflets. This gives them the appearance of a double-sided comb. These leaflets attach to the main stem by a leaf stalk called a leaf petiole.

    How to plant Acacia seeds?

    To grow Acacia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot with having a 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Acacia trees?

    You can plant Acacia tree in the fall(sep-nov) or spring season(Feb-march).

    How to look after Acacia plant?

    They often have many small oval leaves along with their leaflets. This gives them the appearance of a double-sided comb. These leaflets attach to the main stem by a leaf stalk called a leaf petiole. The foliage is typically bright green or bluish-green and the small blooms may be creamy white, pale yellow or bright yellow.

    How to grow Acacia seeds?

    You can grow Acacia seed in the pot as well as in-ground. Consider the following points to Acacia seeds. 1. Pot size up to 7 upper diameter inch with a drainage hole. 2.Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 4. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 5. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 6. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Where to plant Acacia?

    You can plant Acacia outdoor where it will get 4-6 hrs of direct sunlight.

    Is Acacia a desert plant?

    Yes, Acasia is a desert plant.

    Is Acacia a medicinal plant?

    Yes, as per the published research Acacia is a medicinal plant.

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