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Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam - Plant

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Sterculia foetida is a soft-wooded tree originally from East Africa and North Australia.
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Description for Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam

The grey bark is smooth, spotted with brown and faintly ridged. The flowers, appearing early in February, forms at the knotty ends of the wrinkled old branchlets. The fruit consists of four to five follicles, each follicle generally containing 10-15 seeds.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam Crimson-brown February Up to 100 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. Natural habitat is Moist deciduous forests and in the plains along coastal areas.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Part shade Well-drained soil Medium 18 to 32 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Sterculia Foetida

  • This species should be planted in fertile, well-draining soil that is kept moist.
  • Specimens require large amounts of space to grow properly.
  • Apply mulch near the base to help retain soil moisture.
  • In India, a leaf-rolling insect is a serious pest of this species.

Harvesting

After 9 to 11 months of fruit setting.

Typical uses of Sterculia Foetida

Special features: Fruits

Culinary use: The seeds are edible after toasting and taste like chestnuts.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: They contain an oil that is used medicinally.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2579743
  • https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/special-pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=3137
  • http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/231240

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4 / 5 ramavarapu uday bhaskar 02 September 2017
My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.
5 / 5 Sanjeet Kumar 30 August 2017
Hope many more to purchase and recommend to buy from this seller without giving room second thought
5 / 5 Nishi Saxena 28 August 2017
I like the plant, this is the only plant survive 7 days in traffic and after 2 days it becomes healthier again.
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