|Common Name||Cashew, kaju|
|Maximum Reachable Height||6 to 12 meter|
|Flower Colour||Pale green to reddish|
|Bloom Time||November to April|
Planting And Care
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More than 6 hours of 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 cup (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 season.
Do not over-water the plant.
Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of FertilizerLoosen 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-Aug).
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.
For the re-potting procedure click here
Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Don’t Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Kaju 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 and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Apply 4 cup (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.|
|Soil||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content|
|Temperature||20 to 35 degree Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (June-Aug).|
Kaju Tree Special Feature
The cashew apple looks very attractive with its red cheeks. It’s high in Vitamin C, refreshing, very juicy, but a bit acidic. And it leaves a furry feeling in your mouth.
Kaju Tree Uses
- Flowers are showy
- Fruits and seeds are edible