|Common Name||Sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, Fragrant Sandalwood, White Sandalwood, Chandan|
|Maximum Reachable Height||up to 15 m|
|Flower Colour||Red or orange|
|Bloom Time||February to April|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
It does not require irrigation in the rainy season. Make sure to drain out all excess water from the tree basin.
This tree grows better in slightly alkaline soil.
Trees grown on poor soils yield better oil, though they cannot withstand waterlogging.
Red Sandalwood Tree Care
Red Sandalwood is propagated by seed and vegetatively through tissue culture. Usually, seed collected from 15 to 20-year-old plant is best for growth and yield.
Planting should be done in slightly alkaline soil with proper irrigation facilities.
|Soil||slightly alkaline soil|
|Temperature||12 degrees and 35 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Red Sandalwood Tree Special Feature
Sandalwood is the second-most expensive wood in the world.
Both wood and oil produce distinctive fragrance valued from centuries.
The essential oil has very high value due to its use in cosmetics, perfumery, and soap industry
Red Sandalwood Tree Uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- A red powder made from the wood is also used as an antiseptic paste
- In Ancient Indian medicine, the ground seeds are used to treat boils and inflammations
- A decoction of the leaves is used to treat gout and rheumatism
- The bark was used to wash hair
- Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally
- Note: Consume only after consulting the doctor