|Common Name||Kokam, Goa butter tree, Kokum butter tree, Mangosteen, Veranda|
|Maximum Reachable Height||25 feet|
|Flower Colour||Dark pink|
|Bloom Time||November to February|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
The regular garden soil is not recommended, as this soil is more prone to diseases and weeds.
The tree is adapted to Asian environments and if you plant it in garden soil then there are chances that it dies immature.
You can make a special potting mixture for this plant by mixing organic compost and garden soil in one is to one proportion.
The organic compost would be required periodically even after the tree reaches its full-grown stage as this will increase the fruit yield of the tree.
This mixture is somewhat the same as the soil mixture you see in the rainforests and hence favorable to the growth.
Garcinia has lately grabbed the attention of many health enthusiasts and now when the fruit extract is available under various brand names, you might be thinking about whether you can grow it on your own. Definitely, it is possible and all you need is a lot of determination and little care. If you are from India or Southeast Asia then the natural climate prevailing at your place would support the growth of Garcinia Cambogia but if you are placed in some other region then you have to follow some simple care tips to grow this fabulous fruit in your courtyard.
|Temperature||36 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Kokum Special Feature
The proper care taken during the initial growth phase would turn out to be a great growth booster throughout. Well-maintained saplings turn into healthy trees and eventually give a good yield. Do not forget this is your future and you cannot take shortcuts in shaping your future for sure.
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- The fruits are plucked when they are ripe and used in juices