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Sterculia Alata, Buddha Coconut - Plant

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The Buddha Coconut is a tall tree, which gets is the name from its coconut-like fruit. Leaves are carried on 3-10 cm long stalks crowded towards the center.
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Plant height : 2.5 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Sterculia Alata, Buddha Coconut

Buddha Coconut is a tall tree, which gets is a name from its coconut-like fruit. Leaves are blade broadly ovate-heartshaped. Flowers are borne in small, few-flowered racemes. Fruit is large, woody.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Buddha Coconut Orange to brown September to October 30 m Easy to grow

Planting and care

Red flowers grow into huge, very pretty, five-sectioned seed pods with red interiors, which can reach 12 cm in diameter and open along one side to release up to 40 very large, shiny, black edible seeds. This large deciduous tree with an attractive buttressed trunk is found in disturbed, evergreen forests from India to Burma and Malaysia.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun Well-drained soil Medium 20 C to 25 C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Sterculia Alata

  • These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moistly.
  • Keep at between 20 to 25 degrees C.
  • Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some varieties may take very much longer so, please be patient.
  • Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Sterculia Alata

Special features: The adsorption process has not been used extensively in wastewater treatment, but demands for a better quality of treated wastewater effluent, including toxicity reduction, have led to an intensive examination and use of the process of adsorption

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: It is used as the ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: Mostly used for skin disease treatment, fever and minor wounds.

References

  • https://scholar.google.co.in/scholar?q=Sterculia+Alata+medical+use&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&as_vis=1
  • http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/4643
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=+%09Sterculia+Alata%2C&stpos=0&stype=AND

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