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Pongamia Pinnata, Karanj - Plant

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It is often planted as an ornamental and shade tree. This specie is commonly called Pongam, Karanj, or a derivation of these names.
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Sales price 399
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Pongamia Pinnata, Karanj

Pongamia pinnata, a fast-growing, hardy tree that is native to India and grows all over the world in sub-tropical climates. Pongamia grows robustly on dry, marginal land using its deep tap root and produces a large amount of oilseeds that can be mechanically harvested and processed using existing agriculture equipment.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Pongamia Pinnata, Karanj, Indian Beech, Pongam Oiltree, Karanj, Honge ,Pungai nuga (Telugu), Naktam. Purple, pink, and white Annual 8 meters Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun. Can grow on most soil types ranging from stony to sandy to clay. Draught taulerant Maximum temperature ranges from 27 to 38C and the minimum 1 to16C. Any organic fertilizers.

Caring for Pongamia Pinnata

  • Probably ranges from Tropical Dry to Moist through Subtropical Dry to Moist Forest Life Zones.
  • Withstanding temperatures slightly below 0C to 50C and annual rainfall of 5 to 25 dm.
  • the tree grows wild on sandy and rocky soils, including oolitic limestone, but will grow in most soil types, even with its roots in salt water.

Typical uses of Pongamia Pinnata

Special features: The flowers are used by gardeners as compost for plants requiring rich nutrients.

Ornamental use: Ornamental shade tree.

Medicinal use: A thick yellow-orange to brown oil is extracted from seeds. Yields of 25% of volume are possible using a mechanical expeller. However, for village crushers average yield is 20%. The oil has a bitter taste and a disagreeable aroma, thus it is not considered edible. In India, the oil is used as a fuel for cooking and lamps. The oil is also used as a lubricant, water-paint binder, pesticide, and in soap making and tanning industries.


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5 / 5 Kashi Wasi 02 July 2018
Nice came in good condition
5 / 5 AJITHA 01 July 2018
Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.
5 / 5 Asha S 01 July 2018
Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.
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