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Casuarina Equisetifolia, Australian pine tree - 0.5 kg Seeds

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Original price ₹ 1,110
Original price ₹ 1,110
Original price ₹ 1,110
Current price ₹ 999
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Current price ₹ 999

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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. Seed germination rate is approximately 50 %.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet 20000
Common Name Whistling Pine, Casuarina, Common Ironwood, Beefwood, Bull-oak, Jungli Saru
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

  • Acclimatize slowly, avoid a sudden change in environmental parameters
  • 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)
  • The area should be cleared off all the debris and miscellaneous growth if any

Casuarina equisetifolia care

  • It grows along sandy coasts and coastal forests naturally
  • It can be propagated by seed
  • Seeds can be sown without pre-treatment but should be protected from ants
  • Each bed of ten square meters is sown with 400 to 500 g of clean seed
  • The seed should be mixed with fine sand and broadcasted on the beds
  • They should be covered lightly with hay and watered twice a day
  • In about ten to 15 days, the germination is almost complete
  • Light wateringtwice a day be continued thereafter for a month or till the seedlings are of 10cm
  • Plants are typically suitable for out-planting when 25 to 30 cm tall
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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