Muchkund, Karnikar - Plant
Description for Muchkund, Karnikar
Pterospermum is a genus of tropical trees and shrubs. It produces best flowers, strongest stems and the best environment for resisting potential diseases. Leaves are simple, alternate, have stipules and are palmately ribbed. It has large fragrant nocturnal white flowers, occur in axillary fascicles. Fruit is a capsule and angled.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Maple-leaved Bayur tree, Dinner plate Tree, Kanak Champa||White to pale white||April to September||20 to 40 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Tolerates some light shade, but full sun with good air circulation. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage. Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently. Space bulbs at a distance equal to 3 times the bulbÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diameter. For a good effect, plant plants in groups of 3 to 5 bulbs.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium to wet||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer. Maples should be fertilized once or twice a year.|
Caring for Muchkund
- Diligently water your plants.
- Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather.
- Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which will not reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus.
- Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
Typical uses of Muchkund
Special features: Can be planted at borders, group or mass for landscape accent, temporary hedge. Useful in low spots or wet areas in the landscape. Effective along streams or ponds.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. It is grown as an ornamental or shade tree.
Medicinal use: NA
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