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Thespesia Populnea, Portia Tree - 0.5 kg Seeds

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This is a good tree for small gardens or patios. Indian tulip tree is an evergreen bushy tree.

Its name Thespesia means "divinely decreed". Leaves are smooth, somewhat similar to those of the Pipal tree, broadly ovate. It has heart-shaped leaves and cup-shaped yellow flowe ¹ The flowers are followed by apple-shaped fruit. Seeds several, elliptical, 1 cm long, brown hairy.

Seeds Specifications

Seeds per Packet 52500
Common Name Milo, Portia tree, Indian tulip tree, Pacific rosewood, Portia tree, Paras pipal, Aashta
Height It generally reaches a height of 30 feet with a spread of 12 feet.
Flower Colour Petals are purple or pink.
Bloom Time Year Round, blooms more in October to July
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Foliar feed young milo trees once a month in early morning with a water soluble or an organic fertilizer

Thespesia populnea care

  • The Portia tree is able to grow in the wide range of soil types
  • The seeds should be scarified (the seed coat penetrated)
  • This can be done using sandpaper, nail clippers, or by cracking with a hammer
  • Care must be taken to avoid damaging the inner part of the seed
  • The seeds do not require soaking
  • The seeds should be planted in the sterile potting mix at a depth of about twice the diameter of the seed
  • Germination takes 14 to 28 days
Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Moderate
Soil Clay, Sand, Cinder, Organic, Coral
Temperature 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Thespesia populnea special feature

Like other mangrove associates, these plants provide shelter and food to many creatures of the mangroves.

Thespesia populnea uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Landscape Use (Accent, Container, Hedges, Provides Shade, Screening, Specimen Plant)

Medicinal Use:

  • In India, the ground up bark is used to treat skin diseases and in Mauritius dysentery and hemorrhoids
  • Note: Please consult your health expert

Culinary Use:

  • The fruits, flowers and young leaves are edible