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Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam


Sterculia Foetida, Jungli Badam

Common Name Java Olive, Peon, Poon Tree, Wild Indian Almond, Sterculia nut, Jangli badam
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 100 feet
Flower Colour Crimson-brown
Bloom Time February
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

This species should be planted in fertile, well-draining soil that is kept moist.

Specimens require large amounts of space to grow properly.

Apply mulch near the base to help retain soil moisture.

In India, a leaf-rolling insect is a serious pest of this species.
Sterculia Foetida care

Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. Natural habitat is Moist deciduous forests and in the plains along coastal areas.

Sunlight Part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 18 to 32 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Harvest Season After 9 to 11 months of fruit setting.

Sterculia Foetida special feature


Sterculia Foetida uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • They contain an oil that is used medicinally

Culinary Use:

  • The seeds are edible after toasting and taste like chestnuts