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Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam - Plant

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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Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam Plant

Description for Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam

Plant height: 28 - 44 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

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(s): Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam
Flower colours: Crimson-brown
Bloom time: February
Max reacahble height: Up to 100 feet
Difficulty to grow:: 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: Part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 18 to 32 degrees C
Fertilizer: 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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5 / 5 Meena Bulla 26 June 2018
I received product with very good quality. But its not as per there image.
4 / 5 Santhosh Santy 23 June 2018
Young ones adapt better
5 / 5 Dhiraj Gome 20 June 2018
Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.
5 / 5 aslesha 17 June 2018
Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant
5 / 5 Marshia Daniel 17 June 2018
Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

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