Dillenia Indica, Elephant Apple – Plant

Dillenia Indica, Elephant Apple – Plant

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Karmal, Dog Teak, Dillenia, Nepali elephant apple



With this purchase you will get:

01 Dillenia Indica, Elephant Apple Plant

Description for Dillenia Indica, Elephant Apple

Plant height: 9 – 15 inches
Plant spread:

Karmal is a large deciduous tree grows up to 40 meters in height. Leaves are large, 1-2 ft, alternate, ovate-rhomboid, obtuse or acute. Flowers yellowish, fragrant, 2-3 cm across, arise from the nodes of fallen leaves, on panicles

Common name(s): Karmal, Dog Teak, Dillenia, Nepali elephant apple
Flower colours: green
Bloom time: March-May.
Max reachable height: 40 meters
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 35–40°C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Dillenia Indica

    Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.

Typical uses of Dillenia Indica

Special features: he flower-buds and young fruits have a pleasant, acid flavor and are eaten raw or cooked in Oudh and central India. The ripe fruits are also eaten.Dillenia, named in honour of J. J. Dillenius (1684-1747), a noted botanist. Pentagyna in allusion to the flower having five styles.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Unverified information According to Ayurveda, the plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, anal fistula, wounds, diabetes, diabetic carbuncle, neuritis, pleurisy, pneumonia, and burning sensation.


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