|Common Name||Reetha, Chinese Soapberry, North Indian soapnut, Washing nuts, and Phenil|
|Maximum Reachable Height||25 meters|
|Flower Colour||Greenish white|
|Bloom Time||May to August|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Select an area with dappled sunlight or partial shade.
Keep the soil of the soapberry moist, but not waterlogged.
Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
Choose a spot with full sun exposure for a mature plant.
Apply a balanced, general-use fertilizer according to the need.
Prune the plant every year to maintain the shape and size of the tree.
Prune the damaged and diseased branches.
Sapindus Mukorossi Care
It can easily be propagated by seeds. Rub the surface of the Sapindus mukorossi seed with fine-grit sandpaper to weaken its coat. Soak the seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Select an area with full sunlight or partial shade in which to grow your soapberry seedling.
This plant prefers warm climates. Fill a large pot with potting or germinating soil and bury the Sapindus mukorossi seed down to about 1 inch. It’s best to plant this tree in spring or summer. Use one pot per plant. Keep the soil of the Chinese soapberry moist, but not waterlogged. Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
Transfer the seedling to well-drained loamy soil after about three months. Choose a spot with full sun exposure. Gently remove the soapberries root ball from the pot. Dig a hole deep enough for the root system and twice as wide, carefully spreading out the roots of the plant with your fingers. After that water, the plant regularly until it establishes.
|Sunlight||Full sun to part shade|
|Watering||Dry to medium|
|Soil||Well-drained loam soil|
|Temperature||20-30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
|Harvest Season||The fruit ripens by November to December.|
Sapindus Mukorossi Special Feature
It is a plant of Hasta Nakshatra.
Sapindus Mukorossi Uses
- Used as a Lawn specimen, small shade tree, patio tree, or screen where winter is hardy
- Treating migraine headaches, or for dermatological purposes such as using the seeds to remove skin impurities like pimples or eczema
- Use only as per doctors prescription