Acacia Concinna, Shikakai



Acacia concinna (Hindi name – Shikakai) is a climber shrub native to Asia, common in the warm plains of central and south India.

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1 Acacia Concinna, Shikakai – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

The plants are medium fast-growing and are bushy cum creepers. These plants have curvy thorns, once the plants are developed animals even elephants are not able to cross.

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Common Name Shikakai
Maximum Reachable Height The tree grows up to a height of 12 meters.
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Flowering and fruiting occur between the months of October to January.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting And Care

If there is no rainfall, then regular watering is required at regular intervals.

Watering should be given after 15 days of the plantation.
Acacia Concinna Care
Land should be well plow before planting. Keep a proper distance between beds in the field.

Sunlight Full sun.
Watering Plants require plenty of water.
Soil The plants can be grown in moderately fertile. It can also cultivate in neutral to acidic soil.
Temperature Minimum 18 degrees C.
Fertilizer FYM should be incorporated in soil at the time of land preparation.

Acacia Concinna Uses
Medicinal Use:

  • An infusion of the leaves is used in malarial fever
  • A decoction of the pods relieves biliousness and acts as a purgative
  • It is used to remove dandruff
  • An ointment, prepared from the ground pods, is good for skin diseases
  • The pods are reported to be used in north Bengal for poisoning fish
  • The shikakai fruits are having a good market, which will fetch good prices, these dried fruits are used to manufacture herbal products and shampoo

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Sr Item name
1 Acacia Concinna, Shikakai – Plant
2 6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)




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