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About Azadirachta indica

It is evergreen, but in severe drought, it may shed most of its leaves or nearly all leaves. The branches are wide and spreading. The inflorescences bear from 150 to 250 the white and fragrant flowers. The fruit is a smooth olive-like drupe which varies in shape.

Planting seed is by far the easiest and the most common method. It is with high germination rate, between 75 and 90 percent.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet1500
Common Name Neem tree, Nim, Kadunimb
Height Up to 70 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time March to June
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Do not try growing neem trees in swamps
  • Avoid long exposure to cold weather
  • Neem trees develop a very deep and strong tap root so, if you are planning to plant in a pot then use a deep one
  • Select a spot that gets a dappled shade to protect the seedlings from direct sun during early growth and development

Azadirachta indica care

  • Start the sowing in the spring
  • They do not need any pretreatment before planting
  • It needs and positively thrives in hot weather, but it can handle the occasional cold spell
  • The Neem tree is a hardy one, able to survive drought conditions, temperatures
  • It thrives in mildly tropical/humid climates or sub-arid climates
  • Use a well-draining type of soil mixture
  • Cover the seeds with an inch of the same mix
  • Provide bright light and warmth
  • Water when the soil is dry to 1/2" depth
  • Do not keep wet or you will rot the seed embryo
  • Neem seeds should germinate within 1 to 3 weeks
Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Deep, rich, dark soils with lots of nutrients and good water holding capacity
Temperature Annual mean temperatures of 21 to 32 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season Neem trees bloom for the first time when they have reached the age of 2 to 3 years, and bear fruit at the age of 3 to 4 years.

Azadirachta indica special feature

It is a Medicinal Plant.

Azadirachta indica uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This plant can be used as an ornamental for its foliage and flowers

Medicinal Use:

  • It is widely used in traditional medicinal systems

Culinary Use:

  • The leaves may be used for an additional flavor
  • Fruits are also edible

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do azadirachta indica grow?

On average azadirachta indica grows Up to 70 feet

What color are azadirachta indica?

A azadirachta indica plant bears flowers of color White

How hard is azadirachta indica to grow?

A azadirachta indica is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a azadirachta indica need?

A azadirachta indica prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a azadirachta indica need?

A azadirachta indica prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a azadirachta indica need?

Deep, rich, dark soils with lots of nutrients and good water holding capacity

What temperature does a azadirachta indica like?

Annual mean temperatures of 21 to 32 degrees C

How should I fertilize my azadirachta indica?

Use any organic fertilizer

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