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Bitter kola or Garcinia kola is a plant that originated in Africa with a plethora of uses.

Garcinia kola is a species of flowering plant in the Clusiaceae or Guttiferae family. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Wikipedia.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Garcinia kola
Maximum Reachable Height 39 to 66 ft
Flower Colour cream
Bloom Time 2 weeks
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.

Bitter kola care

Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 21.40C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Bitter kola special feature

The bitter kola is a good source of Quinone, which is known for its anti-malaria properties.

Bitter kola uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The fruit, seeds, nuts and bark of the plant have been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat ailments from coughs to fever

Culinary Use:

  • Kola nuts sold in the market or on roadside for consumption

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Bitter kola ?

Bitter kola is commonly known as Garcinia kola

How tall do Bitter kola grow?

On average Bitter kola grows 39 to 66 ft

What color are Bitter kola ?

A Bitter kola plant bears flowers of color cream

When Bitter kola blooms?

With enough light, Bitter kola may produce cream flowers in 2 weeks

How hard is Bitter kola to grow?

A Bitter kola is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Bitter kola need?

A Bitter kola prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Bitter kola need?

A Bitter kola prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Bitter kola need?

A Bitter kola prefers well-drained soil

What temperature does a Bitter kola like?

A Bitter kola prefers 21.40C

How often should I fertilize my Bitter kola ?

To encourage Bitter kola growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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