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About Sterculia Foetida

The grey bark is smooth, spotted with brown and faintly ridged. The flowers, appearing early in February, forms at the knotty ends of the wrinkled old branchlets. The fruit consists of four to five follicles, each follicle generally containing 10-15 seeds.

Plant Specifications

Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 100 feet
Flower Colour Crimson-brown
Bloom Time February
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • This species should be planted in fertile, well-draining soil that is kept moist.
  • Specimens require large amounts of space to grow properly.
  • Apply mulch near the base to help retain soil moisture.
  • In India, a leaf-rolling insect is a serious pest of this species.

    Sterculia Foetida care

    Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. Natural habitat is Moist deciduous forests and in the plains along coastal areas.

    Sunlight Part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 18 to 32 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season After 9 to 11 months of fruit setting.

    Sterculia Foetida special feature

    Fruits

    Sterculia Foetida uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • They contain an oil that is used medicinally

    Culinary Use:

    • The seeds are edible after toasting and taste like chestnuts

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Sterculia Foetida?

    Sterculia Foetida is commonly known as Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam

    How tall do Sterculia Foetida grow?

    On average Sterculia Foetida grows Up to 100 feet

    What color are Sterculia Foetida?

    A Sterculia Foetida plant bears flowers of color Crimson-brown

    When Sterculia Foetida blooms?

    With enough light, Sterculia Foetida may produce Crimson-brown flowers in February

    How hard is Sterculia Foetida to grow?

    A Sterculia Foetida is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Sterculia Foetida need?

    A Sterculia Foetida prefers Part shade

    How much water does a Sterculia Foetida need?

    A Sterculia Foetida prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Sterculia Foetida need?

    A Sterculia Foetida prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Sterculia Foetida like?

    A Sterculia Foetida prefers 18 to 32 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Sterculia Foetida?

    To encourage Sterculia Foetida growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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