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About Nephelium Litchi

The lychee, litchi, Liechee, Lichi, Lizhi or lichee is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. The plant is evergreen. Litchi fruits are a soft, white, sweet fruit surrounded a leathery brown or red shell and bear the fruits from May to August.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet100
Common Name Litchi chinensis
Height Up to 30 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time April to May
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Litchi trees are water lovers and should be irrigated regularly
  • However, avoid creating waterlogged conditions, which may result in diminished health or root rot

Nephelium Litchi care

  • Place one lychee seed into each cup, on its side, at a depth of 3 to 4 inches; then cover
  • Place the trays or cups in a warm, sunny place like a windowsill, a sunroom or a greenhouse
  • Water regularly to keep the soil damp
  • After 3 to 4 weeks, the shoot will grow to 3 to 4 inches in size and develop dark green leaves
Sunlight Full sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 24 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Nephelium Litchi special feature

Commercially grown for fruit production. Excellent landscape tree which provides shade, fruit and botanical interest to front or back yards.

Nephelium Litchi uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do nephelium litchi grow?

On average nephelium litchi grows Up to 30 feet

What color are nephelium litchi ?

A nephelium litchi plant bears flowers of color Green

How hard is nephelium litchi to grow?

A nephelium litchi is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a nephelium litchi need?

A nephelium litchi prefers Full sun

How much water does a nephelium litchi need?

A nephelium litchi prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a nephelium litchi need?

Well-drained soil

What temperature does a nephelium litchi like?

24 degrees C

How should I fertilize my nephelium litchi ?

Apply any organic fertilizer

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Ask a Question
  • I am from Sri Lanka. Is there a litchee variety which can be grown in somewhat hilly area but the temperature varies from 28C in hot months and around 18 to 20 is cool months, specially in November and December.

    Yes, you can grow Litchi plant at your location climate. Plant growth and fruiting is also depends on the soil, watering, fertilizer, pest and disease control.

  • Its grafting plants or not

    This is a seed product where 0.5 kg Litchi seeds are provided.

    We have Lichi plant grown through seed product. Please check below link for Litchi plant product