Butea Monosperma - Palash

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-TREE-BUMO
filler
Rs.350
Pot Size: 5"

Genus

Butea

Flower Color

Orange

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Medicinal,Outdoor

Product Description

Butea monosperma var. lutea is commonly known as the yellow flame of the forest. It possess charismatic ivory-white flower buds and bright yellow flowers covering the entire crown. These flowers, which are scentless, are massed along the ends of the stalks--dark velvety green like the cup-shaped calices--and the brilliance of the stiff, bright flowers is shown off to perfection by this deep, contrasting colour.

Flame of the Forest

Family

Fabaceae

Origin

Indian Subcontinent & Southeast Asia

Description

Butea Monosperma is commonly known as the Flame of the Forest and Bastard teak. It is a medium-sized dry season-deciduous tree growing to 49 ft tall. The leaves are pinnate, with an 8-16 cm petiole and three leaflets, each leaflet 10-20 cm long. It is seen in all its ugliness in December and January when most of the leaves fall: but from January to March it truly becomes a tree of flame, a riot of orange and vermilion flowers covering the entire crown. These flowers, which are scentless, are massed along the ends of the stalks--dark velvety green like the cup-shaped calices--and the brilliance of the stiff, bright flowers is shown off to perfection by this deep, contrasting colour. Each flower consists of five petals comprising one standard, two smaller wings and a very curved beak-shaped keel.

Environment

Butea Monosperma prefers a sunny position, though they also thrive with some shade. Heavy shade depresses growth. They require moderate watering. These plants can tolerate some frost, though they are usually defoliated by it. They grow best on old alluvial soils and weathered red basalts. however, it succeeds on a wide variety of soils including shallow, gravelly sites, black cotton soil, clay loams, and even saline or waterlogged soils where few other trees will grow.

Landscape Uses

It is used as an ornamental and hedge plant in the gardening.

Flowering plants need access to bright sunlight to remain healthy and blooming. An easy facing balcony is the best place for the plants in Indian conditions. Try keeping them in bright sunlight but also where they get a little cover from the harsh afternoon sun. Some plants which are a little tender tend to burn due to the same.

Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.

Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.

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