Saptaparna - Alstonia scholaris

SKU: MYBG-TREE-ALST-SCHO
filler
Rs.325

Genus

Alstonia

Water Requirement

Daily

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Size

Large

Maintenance

Medium

Use

Medicinal

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Product Description

Alstonia is evergreen fast-growing tree, that grows up to 30 m tall. The slightly rounded, leathery, dark green leaves form whorls of 4-7. And a very regular branching gives the tree a beautiful shape

Devil's Tree

Family

Apocynaceae

Origin

Southeast Asia

Description

Alstonia is evergreen fast-growing tree, that grows up to 30 m tall. The slightly rounded, leathery, dark green leaves form whorls of 4-7. And a very regular branching gives the tree a beautiful shape. Flowers are small, greenish white, very strongly scented and occurs in early winter. Scented flowers fill the night air with fragrance.

The plant attracts bees & butterflies. it is favourite tree for Mynah birds to make nests.

In Ayurveda it is used as a bitter and as an astringent herb for treating skin disorders, malarial fever, urticaria, chronic dysentery, diarrhea, in snake bite and for upper purification process of Panchakarma .

Environment

It grows better under moist, warm climate but cannot stand water logging.

Landscape Use

It is also often planted for its ornamental and shade value.

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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