Polyalthia longifolia, Ashok Tree - Plant
Description for Polyalthia longifolia, Ashok Tree
It grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree. It is easy-to-grow, easy-to-prune tree that flowers abundantly and produces a compact shaped canopy â€“ an ideal candidate as a house-plant or a lawn tree.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ashoka Tree, Buddha Tree, Indian mast tree, and Indian Fir tree||Green||Spring||Up to 15 to 20 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Ashoka tree propagated by seeds. The seeds retain their viability for one season only and should be sown in August.
|Full sun to partial shade.||well-drained and organic soil.||Average.||20 to 35 degree C||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Polyalthia longifolia
- Watering should be done early in the morning when the soil feels to dry.
- After fertilizer application, water should be given to plant.
Typical uses of Polyalthia longifolia
Special features: This evergreen, tall and slender tree grows symmetrically and produces fresh and shining green foliage.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: Landscape uses for Ashoka tree, lining a stately driveway beside a tall house privacy screen, tall hedge, architectural accent, noise pollution screen.
Medicinal use: Ashoka tree has many medicinal uses. The bark is used in traditional medicines to cure a number of gynaecological problems. The pulp of flowers is used as a remedy for dysentery.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
Plant received looks good. However, exact review can be given after the plant starts to grow.
can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?