Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam - Plant
Description for Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam
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.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam||Crimson-brown||February||Up to 100 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||18 to 32 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sterculia Foetida
- 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.
After 9 to 11 months of fruit setting.
Typical uses of Sterculia Foetida
Special features: Fruits
Culinary use: The seeds are edible after toasting and taste like chestnuts.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: They contain an oil that is used medicinally.
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