Amoora Rohituka - Plant
Description for Amoora Rohituka
Leaves are odd or even-pinnate, with 9 to 21 leaflets. Leaflets are oblong-elliptic, elliptic, or ovate. Flower clusters occur in leaf axils, less than a foot long. Seeds are greyish brown.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Rohituka tree, Harin-hara, Pithraj Tree, Raktharohida||White||May to September||20 to 30 m||Moderate|
Planting and care
Pithraj Tree is a deciduous tree native to India. It grows naturally in lowland and hill forests, usually on hillsides and ridges with sandy to clay soil up to 1400 m altitude.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium to wet||22 to 35 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Amoora Rohituka
- Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. â€˜Sweet Kateâ€™ usually develops best yellow foliage color in full sun. Prefers moist, acidic, humusy soils. Tolerant of wet, boggy soils. Deadhead each flower cluster after all buds in the cluster have opened to extend the bloom period.
As the heat of the summer sets in, foliage tends to decline considerably and flowering slows down or stops entirely, at which point plants should be cut back hard. Cutting back plants almost to the ground will promote both new foliage growth and an additional late summer to fall bloom. Divide clumps when they become overcrowded.
Typical uses of Amoora Rohituka
Special features: Amoora rohituka is an evergreen tree that grows wild and planted in many districts of Bangladesh.
Culinary use: Fruits
Ornamental use: Compact spiderwort with a long bloom. Rock gardens, borders, open woodland gardens, wild gardens, naturalized areas or moist areas along streams or ponds.
Medicinal use: Plant pacifies vitiated vata, and pitta splenomegaly, liver disorders, tumour, ulcer, dyspepsia, intestinal worms, skin diseases, diabetes, eye diseases, jaundice, haemorrhoids, burning sensation, rheumatoid arthritis and leucorrhoea
Useful part: bark, seeds
Note: Use only after consulting the specialist.