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About Red Sandalwood Tree

Sandalwood (Santalum album) is the evergreen tree source of world famous Indian sandalwood oil, which is extensively used in the perfumery industry. Both wood and oil are used in perfumes and in medicine.

Sandalwood being closely grained and amicable to carving, the wood is suitable for making idols and boxes of exquisite beauty. Red Sandalwood is a species of Pterocarpus native to India. A major portion of the sandal wood o

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, Fragrant Sandalwood, White Sandalwood, Chandan
Maximum Reachable Height up to 15 m
Flower Colour Red or orange
Bloom Time February to April
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • It does not require irrigation in the rainy season. Make sure to drain out all excess water from the tree basin.
  • This tree grows better in slightly alkaline soil.
  • Trees grown on poor soils yield better oil, though they cannot withstand waterlogging.

    Red Sandalwood Tree care

  • Red Sandalwood is propagated by seed and vegetatively through tissue culture. Usually, seed collected from 15 to 20-year-old plant is best for growth and yield.
  • Planting should be done in slightly alkaline soil with proper irrigation facilities.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil slightly alkaline soil
    Temperature 12 degrees and 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Red Sandalwood Tree special feature

  • Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in the world.
  • Both wood and oil produce distinctive fragrance valued from centuries.
  • The essential oil has very high value due to its use in cosmetics, perfumery, and soap industry

    Red Sandalwood Tree uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • A red powder made from the wood is also used as an antiseptic paste
    • In Ancient Indian medicine, the ground seeds are used to treat boils and inflammations
    • A decoction of the leaves is used to treat gout and rheumatism
    • The bark was used to wash hair
    • Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally
    • Note:Consume only after consulting doctor

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Chandan tree growing time?

    Chandan tree is grown during April-May.

    Where chandan tree found?

    Chandan trees are found in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Manipur.

    Chandan tree scientific name?

    Santalum album is scientific name of Chandan tree.

    How to plant chandan tree?

    To plant Chandan tree 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 grow chandan tree?

    Chandan tree is grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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