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Casuarina equisetifolia, Australian Pine Tree - Plant

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Description

Casuarina equisetifolia is an evergreen tree and has a conifer-like appearance.

The foliage of this perennial plant consists of slender, much branched green to grey-green twigs, bearing minute scale-leaves in whorls of 6 to 8. The flowers are produced in small catkin-like inflorescences. It is monoecious, with male and female flowers produced on the same tree.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak, Jungli Saru
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 35 m
Flower Colour Inconspicuous (Light brown)
Bloom Time Male flowers by second year and females a little later.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Be careful to water the plants regularly during the first two years following planting.
  • Do watering is done along with the planting.
  • Organic insecticides such as biocide are highly effective to get rid of moths (parasites).

    Casuarina equisetifolia care

    It grows along sandy coasts and coastal forests naturally. It can be propagated by seed. A spacing of 4 x 4 to 6 x 6 feet is ideal which allows intercropping in the first year. The soil is scooped to the depth and width of the bag, planted preferably with the onset of rains.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderate. The irrigation is required for once in every 10 to 15 days.
    Soil Well-Drained Soils, Saline, Loose, Fine Soils
    Temperature 16 to 45 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.

    Casuarina equisetifolia special feature

    It has a strong resistance to high winds and can thus be used as a windbreak.

    Casuarina equisetifolia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The tree is commonly grown as an ornamental

    Medicinal Use:

    • Bark and twigs are used in ayurvedic preparations
    • Note: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally

    Culinary Use:

    • The seeds are roasted for salt
    • The leaves and green fruit were chewed to stimulate salivation to quench thirst
    • Note: Please consult your health expert
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where to plant Casuarina tree?

    You can plant a Casuarina plant preferably outdoor at a spot receiving below growing conditions for the plant -
    1. Natural direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day.
    2. Soil should be nutrient rich and well drained.
    3. Apply Water when soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to plant Casuarina?

    To plant Casuarina consider the following points
    1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes.
    2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
    3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
    4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight.
    5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure.
    1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day.
    2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in.
    3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil.
    4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    How to plant Casuarina seeds?

    To grow Casuarina plant through seed consider the following points
    1. Use a pot having 7-10 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 inch) feels dry to touch.
    4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within 5-6 week.

    Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant Casuarina?

    June-July is best time to plant Casuarina plant.

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