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Malabar Nut - Plant

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It is a very important medicinal herb where leaf, root, flower and whole plant is used for many drug formulations. It is a tall, much-branched, dense, evergreen shrub, with large, lance-shaped leaves.

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About Malabar Nut

Adhatoda vasica is a small evergreen plant, of the Acanthaceae family, with broad, lanceolate leaves measuring 10 to 16 centimeters in length and 5 centimeters wide. They become greenish-brown when dried. They have a smell similar to strong tea.The wood of the stem is soft and makes a great charcoal for gunpowder.

The flower has large, attractive, white petals, streaked with purple on the lower lip. The fruit is a small capsule with

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name water chestnut, Pachira aquatica Lemon Blush
Maximum Reachable Height 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Flower Colour golden yellow
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to Grow

Planting and care

  • For propagation, 15-20cm long terminal cuttings of Vasa are planted in loamy soils with good drainage and high organic content.
  • Regular irrigation and weeding are necessary. Harvesting is at the end of second or third year.

    Malabar Nut care

    Enjoys a dappled sun / full shade position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Malabar Nut is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season December-January

    Malabar Nut special feature

    Interesting tropical plant for frost-free areas. Foliage houseplant. Bonsai.

    Malabar Nut uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Malabar nut is a plant
    • People use the leaf to make medicine
    • Malabar nut is used to loosen chest congestion, open the breathing tubes (bronchi), and treat spasms
    • Despite its great medicinal value, over dosage of its herbal extract may lead to many ill effects and therefore, it should only be used under medical supervision

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Malabar Nut ?

    Malabar Nut is commonly known as water chestnut, Pachira aquatica Lemon Blush

    How tall do Malabar Nut grow?

    On average Malabar Nut grows 20.00 to 30.00 feet

    What color are Malabar Nut ?

    A Malabar Nut plant bears flowers of color golden yellow

    When Malabar Nut blooms?

    With enough light, Malabar Nut may produce golden yellow flowers in Seasonal bloomer

    How hard is Malabar Nut to grow?

    A Malabar Nut is Easy to Grow

    How much sunlight does a Malabar Nut need?

    A Malabar Nut prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Malabar Nut need?

    A Malabar Nut prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Malabar Nut need?

    A Malabar Nut prefers well-drained soil

    How often should I fertilize my Malabar Nut ?

    To encourage Malabar Nut growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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