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Kigelia - Plant

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Kigelia is based on an African name. The genus Kigelia has one species and occurs only in Africa.
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Sales price 1,399
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Kigelia

The short, squat trunk has light brown, sometimes flaky bark and supports a dense rounded to spreading crown of leathery, slightly glossy foliage (deciduous). The huge, grey-brown fruits, 800 x 120 mm. hang from long stalks, from December to June and weigh anything up to 9 kg.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Sausage Tree blood-red August to November. Over 40 ft. Easy.

Planting and care

Protect young plants from frost. Plant in full sun, add lots of compost and mulch well.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Soil pH 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) Water moderately. 4C to 40C. A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 or similar.

Caring for Kigelia

    Typical uses of Kigelia

    Special features:

    Ornamental use: A popular shade and street tree.

    Medicinal use: To treat a wide range of skin problems, from fungal infections, boils, psoriasis, and eczema, to the more serious diseases, such as leprosy, syphilis and skin cancer. It also has internal applications, including the treatment of dysentery, ringworm, tapeworm, malaria, diabetes, pneumonia and toothache. The leaves in a compound applied for a backache.

    References

      http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantklm/kigeliaafric.htm http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/trees/kigelia.htm

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    4 / 5 Chaithra Iyengar 01 July 2018
    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?
    5 / 5 SAROJ KUMAR RAUTARAY 01 July 2018
    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more
    5 / 5 Parvati Gujju 30 June 2018
    Tried my self 90% germination rate.Go for it
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