Kadam Tree, Kadamb
Kadamba is an evergreen, tropical tree. It has scented orange flowers in dense globe-shaped clusters.
- What makes it special:
The fragrant orange flowers attract Honey-bees
- The tree is grown along avenues, roadsides, and villages for shade.
- Kadamb flowers are used for the production of perfumes with a sandalwood base.
Kadamba large sized tree with a broad crown and straight cylindrical stem. The tree may reach a height of 45 m. The tree sometimes has small buttresses and a broad crown. Its branches are almost perpendicular to the main stem.
Kadamb is a deciduous tree that grows throughout India, especially at low-level places. The crown is umbrella-shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers. Flowers orange, small, in dense, globose heads. They appear like solid, hairy orange balls. The fruits are small capsules, packed closely together to form a fleshy, yellow, or orange-colored infructescence containing approx. 8,000 seeds.
|Common Name||Kadam, Kadamb|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 45 meter|
|Flower Colour||Yellow to orange|
|Bloom Time||August- October|
Planting And Care
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More than 6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.
WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
As a rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
Do not over-water the plant.
Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of Fertilizer Loosens the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (June-Jan).
Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.
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Plant Protection Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Don’t Do over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Kadam Tree Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml ) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||More than 6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plants and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml ) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.|
|Soil||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||25 to 35 degree Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (June-Jan).|
Kadam Tree Special Feature
Kadam Tree Uses
- The tree is grown as an ornamental plant
- The plant is considered to be astringent, digestive, expectorant and febrifuge
- Note: Use only after consulting the specialist
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