Rambutan Tree - Plant
Description for Rambutan Tree
Plant rambutan trees at least 33 feet apart. The roots spread considerably and need plenty of room to grow. If the trees are too close together, they may not produce a high yield of fruit. After a fruit harvest, apply 2.2 pounds of ammonium sulfate and 2.2 pounds of a 12-24-12 fertilizer per tree to the soil.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Hairy lychee||Red||February/March||50-80 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
To grow rambutan from seed, plant the seed flat in a small pot with drainage holes and filled with organic soil amended with sand and organic compost. Place the seed in the dirt and lightly cover with soil. It takes between 10-21 days for the seed to germinate.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||71 to 86 degrees||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Rambutan Tree
- Germinating rambutan seeds and properly caring for the seedlings give the plant a healthy start. Choose a fertile growing medium, such as topsoil mixed with compost or manure. The added nutrients help speed up germination and seedling growth. Plant the seed horizontally with the flat side facing down.
This helps the plant grow straight and establish a strong root system. Keep the plant in a sunny location and never let the soil dry out. Germination takes nine to 25 days. When seedlings reach about 12 inches, they are ready to transplant to a yard or a greenhouse.
Typical uses of Rambutan Tree
Special features: Germinating rambutan seeds and properly caring for the seedlings give the plant a healthy start. Choose a fertile growing medium, such as topsoil mixed with compost or manure.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: This fruit is being used as a traditional medicine in Malaysia and Indonesia .This promotes hair growth and makes the hair roots strong.