Parkia biglandulosa -Chanduphal

SKU: MYBG-FLOW-TREE-PABI
filler
Rs.375
Pot Size: 5"

Use

Balcony

Flower Color

Yellow

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Winter

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Sun

With Pots

Yes

Product Description

Parkia biglobosa, also known as the African locust bean, is a perennial deciduous tree .

African Locust Tree

Family

Mimosaceae

Origin

Indian Subcontinent

Description

Parkia biglobosa, also known as the African locust bean, is a perennial deciduous tree . It is found in a wide range of environments and is primarily grown for its pods that contain both a sweet pulp and valuable seeds. Parkia can grow into a large tree indeed with many spreading branches. The leaves are fine and feathery. The inflorescence, which happens in December-January is similar to a Badminton Ball hanging at the tip of a long thick stalk - the reason for its common name.

In the winter season, 1 - 2 ft branches, hanging from the leaf axil, bear rust coloured bead-like flower heads, which gradually gain size of a tennis ball - and the "flowers" bloom to spectacular white electric bulbs! The flowers in round white heads are prominent, hence the native name 'Chendul' , or ball. Leaves bipinnate with very numerous leaflets; rachis of leaf downy, 1 ft. of more long; pinnae 20-30 pair, 60 to 100 pairs leaflets, rigid, 1/4 in. long.

As a standing tree, locust bean may have a positive effect on the yield of other nearby crops.

Environment

Chanduphal prefers full sunlight and moderate watering. It grows well with Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils.

Landscape Uses
African locust tree is commonly used as an ornamental tree

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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