Saraca Asoca, Sita Ashok, Ashoka Tree
Saraca indica is a small evergreen tree. The leaves are paripinnate with 6 to 12 leaflets, oblong and rigidly sub-coriaceous.
Ashoka is an evergreen wild tree still found in the Himalayas and across the Indian sub-continent. Its height is about 6 to 9 meters, leaves 15 to 25 cm long, and green in color. In the spring season, the Ashoka tree is covered with red color flowers and looks really very beautiful.
The fruits are about 6 to 10 inches long and look like broad beans containing 6-8 grey color seeds like chestnut.
|Common Name||Ashok, Asogam, Wu You Hua, Osaka|
|Maximum Reachable Height||3 to 40 feet|
|Bloom Time||Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Plants need water, but the watering amount varies in different plants.
Summer Plants do not need much watering but some Vegetable plants do need lots of water.
Watering should be in an optimum amount for plants’ healthy growth.
For proper watering, first, find the type of soil and type of soil drainage favorable for the plant.
Watering is one of the major factors of Ashoka care.
A caring gardener should always know the amount of water needed for their respective plants.
In summer: Lots of watering.
In Winter: Average Water.
If you have a large garden, compare and discover plants that need lots of water and you will be able to decide the irrigation method to install in your garden.
For over-watering plants, drip irrigation is implemented.
Such methods will help to water your plants in precise quantities ensuring their perfect care.
Saraca Asoca Care
|Temperature||20 to 35 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Saraca Asoca Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The bark of the Ashoka Tree is used for its medicinal value and it is reported to have a stimulating effect on the endometrium and ovarian tissue
- Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally
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