Millettia Peguensis -Mitoshika

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

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

Purple

Fragrance

Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

Millettia peguensis is a very beautiful tree when in full bloom. It blooms with racemes of mauve pea-like flowers in spring & early summers.

Moulminein Rosewood 

Family

Fabaceae

Origin

Burma

Description

Millettia peguensis, also known as Tuna, is a legume tree species , around 12-15 mt tall. Leaves are pinnate and leaflets oval in shape. The trunk is straight and covered with smooth grey bark that flakes off in small irregular patches. It is really beautiful when in full bloom. It blooms with racemes of mauve pea-like flowers in spring & early summers

Environment

Millettia prefers warm, dry climate. The plant prefers fertile, well drained but moisture retentive soil and moderate watering. Tree becomes leafless in winter, specially in dry areas

Landscape Uses

It is used as gardening commonly but they can serve for medicinal purposes also.

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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