Sisham, Indian Rosewood


Sheesham is among the finest cabinet and veneer timbers. It is the wood from which mridanga, the Rajasthani percussion instrument, are often made. In addition to musical instruments, it is used for plywood, agricultural tools, flooring, and as a bentwood, and for turning

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About Sisham

Dalbergia sissoo, known commonly as North Indian Rosewood, is a fast-growing, hardy deciduous rosewood tree native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southern Iran. Sissoo is a large, crooked tree with long, leathery leaves and whitish or pink flowers.

Common Name Sisu, tahli, tali, irugudujava, biradi.
Maximum Reachable Height 4 to 7 feet
Flower Colour Whitish to pink,
Bloom Time September-December.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Sesame is best started indoors 4 weeks prior to the last frost of spring. Seeds should be sown in a lightweight potting medium, approximately 1/4″ or less beneath the surface of the soil. Keep moist. Seeds can be collected once most of the seed pods have turned green.

Sisham Care

Plant sesame in full sunlight spaced 2-3 feet apart to allow healthy development. Once established, sesame can thrive even in high temperatures with little water. Flowers will eventually develop into dozens of elongated seed pods. Seeds are ready to be harvested when these pods turn brown and begin to open.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 77 to 80 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Sisham Special Feature

The monsoon crop is planted in May and harvested in August, quickly unleashing new supplies into markets

Sisham Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Unverified information Leaves are antibilious
  • Seeds are demulcent, diuretic, tonic, mucilaginous and aphrodisiac
  • Used in male impotence, gonorrhoea, and incontinence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Sisham?

Sisham is commonly known as Sisu, tahli, tali, irugudujava, biradi.

How tall do Sisham grow?

On average Sisham grows 4 to 7 feet

What colour is Sisham?

A Sisham plant bears flowers of colour Whitish to pink,

When Sisham blooms?

With enough light, Sisham may produce Whitish to pink flowers in September-December.

How hard is Sisham to grow?

A Sisham is Easy to grow.

How much sunlight does a Sisham need?

A Sisham prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade.

How much water does a Sisham need?

A Sisham prefers watering Medium.

What kind of soil does a Sisham need?

A Sisham prefers Well-drained soil.

What temperature does a Sisham like?

A Sisham prefers 77 to 80 degrees C.

How often should I fertilize my Sisham?

To encourage Sisham growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.


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