Albizia saman, Rain Tree, Gulabi Siris - Plant
Description for Albizia saman, Rain Tree, Gulabi Siris
Albizia saman is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Neotropics.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rain Tree, Coco tamarind, Acacia preta, French tamarind, Saman, Monkey pod||Pink-white||May||50.00 to 80.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Water yourrain trees two to three times per week for the first three months after planting if it does not rain. The soil around the roots must be kept uniformly moist but not muddy. Give the tree 2 to 3 gallons of water each time.
|Full sunlight||well-drained soil||Medium||35-40 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Albizia saman
- Root-knot nematodes can infest these trees, making them appear water-stressed if the infestation is severe. There is no treatment to rid the tree of them, but with proper, regular watering and fertilizing, with good drainage, the trees are usually vigorous enough to survive the infestation. Sterilizing pruning tools helps prevent an infestation.
Typical uses of Albizia saman
Special features: Impressive tropical shade tree. Along roads, parks and pastures. Generally considered to be an attractive landscape tree, but needs a large space. Avoid planting in areas where wilt is a problem.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.