Phalsa, Falsa,Grewia asiatica - Plant
Description for Phalsa, Falsa,Grewia asiatica
Grewia asiatica is a species of Grewia native to southern Asia from Pakistan, India east to Cambodia, and widely cultivated in other tropical countries. The fruit is edible,Its bark is greyish-white or greyish-brown.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Phalsa, Falsa, Asiatic grewia||Yellow||July-October.||10 to 15 feet||Rare plant but Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Falsa growing plant of the genus Grewia also known as Phalsa, Falsa small tree; perennial evergreen to deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant; growS in subtropical, tropical or mediterranean climate. It requires hot summer for fruits to ripe. It requires hot summer for fruits to ripe.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||It can stand light frosts which causes only shedding of leave. The plant is deciduous in the areas with mild winter season like Phoenix.||Apply any organic fertilizer, it needs regular fertilizer during the summer months.|
Caring for Phalsa
- There is no special care needed.
- Phalsa plants can take the Phoenix hot sun very well.
- In addition, it tolerates frost very well in Phoenix.
Typical uses of Phalsa
Special features: Fruit is sweetish and somewhat acidic, with a fairly good flavor.
Culinary use: The sherbet or squash is prepared from the fruit pulp.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Cymose inflorescence adds value to the beauty.
Medicinal use: Unripe fruit relieves inflammation and is used to treat respiratory, heart, fever, and blood afflictions. The ripe fruit is cooling. It is used to relieve heat conditions, throat disorders, and stomach aches.
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