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About Sagargota

Sagargota is perennial evergreen prickly shrub in Fabaceae family. A large straggling, very thorny shrub its branches are armed with hooks and straight, hard, yellow prickles. The seeds are globular, hard, bluish grey with a smooth shiny surface.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sagargoti, Gajra, kanchak,Fever nut, Bonduc nut
Maximum Reachable Height 20 to 40 feet
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time June to July
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.

Sagargota care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
  • Temperature 40 to 45 degrees F
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Sagargota uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is used to treat colic, convulsions, leprosy, and palsy
    • The oil from the seeds is said to soften the skin and remove pimples

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Sagargota ?

    Sagargota is commonly known as Sagargoti, Gajra, kanchak,Fever nut, Bonduc nut

    How tall do Sagargota grow?

    On average Sagargota grows 20 to 40 feet

    What color are Sagargota ?

    A Sagargota plant bears flowers of color Pink

    When Sagargota blooms?

    With enough light, Sagargota may produce Pink flowers in June to July

    How hard is Sagargota to grow?

    A Sagargota is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Sagargota need?

    A Sagargota prefers

  • More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
  • How much water does a Sagargota need?

    A Sagargota prefers watering

  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • What kind of soil does a Sagargota need?

    A Sagargota prefers

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
  • What temperature does a Sagargota like?

    A Sagargota prefers 40 to 45 degrees F

    How often should I fertilize my Sagargota ?

    To encourage Sagargota growth,

  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
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