It is a soft-wooded shrub or small tree which grows up to 24 ft in height in perfect conditions. The leaves are simple, closely alternate, crowded at stem tips; blades thick, shiny light green becoming yellow with age; leaf axils with tufts of pale hairs. Flowers white to pale lilac, several in short cluster at leaf axils; Fruit a fleshy, subspherical drupe, green then white, 8-12 mm long, with sepal lobes persistent at the tip.
Its tree resembles a rudraksha tree, but its fruits and seeds are round. Its seeds, known as bhadrakshas, do not have openings, that is, they have no upper and lower ends
Plant cures vata, pitta, conjunctivitis (Fruit juice) Low back pain, Abdominal ache, Over menstruation, warts (ash) and stress relief.
Ruadrakash must have low sunlight intensity. The ideal is to be shaded by a large tree or building for the majority of sunlight hours.
Ideally suited for semi-evergreen forest
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.
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