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About Sesbania grandiflora

Sesbania is perennial plant in Fabaceae family. This plant is fast growing and light branching. Leaves are long regular with leaflets in 10–20 pairs and rounded. The plant bears the single fragrant oblong flowers. Fruit pods are slender, falcate or straight.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height24 inch (61 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Agathi, West Indian Tree, Vegetable Humming bird, Aghastya, White Dragon tree
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 8 m
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time June to frost
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth; maintaining the bushy.
  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
  • Avopid overwatering.

    Sesbania grandiflora 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 6.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Sesbania grandiflora uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose as avenue plant, specimen plant etc

    Medicinal Use:

    • The bark is used for cooling, bitter tonic, anthelmintic, febrifuge, diarrhea, Smallpox, Astringent
    • Fruits can use for treatment of fever, pain, bronchitis, anemia, tumors, colic, jaundice, poisoning
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a hummingbird tree look like?

    The leaves are regular and rounded and the flowers white, red, or pink. The fruits look like flat, long, thin green beans. The tree thrives under full exposure to sunshine and is extremely frost-sensitive. It is a small soft wooded tree up to 3–8 m (10–26 ft) tall.

    How to grow hummingbird tree from seed?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nursurylive.com.

    How to grow hummingbird tree?

    The plant is grown by seeds and cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Pot size up to 7-10 upper diameter inch with drainage hole. 2. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 3. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 4. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 5. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

    How big does a hummingbird tree get?

    Hummingbird tree is a small soft wooded tree up to 3–8 m (10–26 ft) tall.

    What is a hummingbird tree?

    The scientific name of the hummingbird tree is Sesbania grandiflora,it belongs to the Fabaceae family. Hummingbird tree also was known as the vegetable hummingbird, Agati. It is a small soft wooded tree up to 3–8 m (10–26 ft) tall.

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