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Quassia amara - Plant

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Bitter wood, picrasma, Jamaican quassia

Quassia amara is a species in the genus Quassia, with some botanists treating it as the sole species in the genus. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus who named it after the first botanist to describe it: the Surinamese freedman Graman Quassi.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bitter wood, picrasma, Jamaican quassia
Maximum Reachable Height 50.00 to 80.00 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Where temperatures stay below freezing during winter, enclose the plant with a sturdy mesh cylinder, filling the enclosure with compost, mulch, dry wood chips, pine needles, or chopped leaves.Don, t use heavy, wet, maple leaves for mulch. Mulch instead with oak leaves, pine needles, compost, or straw.

Quassia amara care

Plants prefer a near-neutral pH range of 5.5,7.0. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens (slightly acidic to neutral).An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium to wet
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 30 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Quassia amara special feature

A tall ornamental shade tree for large properties and parks. Wood is strong and has been used in the past for yokes, wheels, tool handles, ladders and furniture. Wood is also used as firewood.

Quassia amara uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The wood is used as medicine
  • Quassia is used for treating an eating disorder called anorexia, indigestion, constipation, and fever
  • It is also used to rid the intestines of various kinds of worms; as a tonic or purgative; and as a mouthwash
  • The bark and wood have been used as an insecticide

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Quassia amara ?

Quassia amara is commonly known as Bitter wood , picrasma , Jamaican quassia

How tall do Quassia amara grow?

On average Quassia amara grows 50.00 to 80.00 feet

What color are Quassia amara ?

A Quassia amara plant bears flowers of color Green

When Quassia amara blooms?

With enough light, Quassia amara may produce Green flowers in April to May

How hard is Quassia amara to grow?

A Quassia amara is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Quassia amara need?

A Quassia amara prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Quassia amara need?

A Quassia amara prefers watering Medium to wet

What kind of soil does a Quassia amara need?

A Quassia amara prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Quassia amara like?

A Quassia amara prefers 30 to 40 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Quassia amara ?

To encourage Quassia amara growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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