Bhadraksha-Scaevola Taccada

SKU: MYBG-TREE-SCTA
filler
Rs.400

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade

With Pots

Yes

Genus

Scavola

Use

Balcony,Medicinal

Product Description

Bhadraksha is a soft-wooded shrub or small tree which grows up to 24 ft in height in perfect conditions. Its tree resembles a rudraksha tree, but its fruits and seeds are round.

Katturudraksham

Family

Goodeniaceae

Origin

India

Description

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.

Environment

Ruadrakash must have low sunlight intensity. The ideal is to be shaded by a large tree or building for the majority of sunlight hours.

Landscape Use

Ideally suited for semi-evergreen forest

Foliage plants in general need access to bright indirect sunlight. Avoid keeping them in direct sunlight as it can cause leaves to burn due to extreme sunlight in the afternoon.

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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