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Cassia javanica, Apple-blossom Cassia

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Botanical name:- Cassia javanica

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Scientific nameCassia javanica, Javanese Cassia, Busok Busok
Common nameApple blossom shower, Sebusok, Bereksa, Beresah, Apple-blossom Cassia
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
LightFull sun
WateringWater everyday &keep moist
Pests
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum plant heightUp to 1500cm
Potting mixPotting soil/red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage&repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Common color & seasonPink, dark red, dark pink in march – april
DescriptionThe apple blossom shower, or khiyar baladi in arabic, is a deciduous, flat topped tree with pinnate leaves. It grows comparatively quickly to 15 metres or more, and has a canopy of a similar size. The branches droop gracefully and may even sweep the ground. Oblong leaflets are some 5 cm long and arranged even pinnate on midribs of up to 70 cm in length. It is not easy to trace back the natural area of distribution, because this tree has long been planted for ornamental purposes. Java and sumatra would appear to be their native islands. Not often seen in gulf regions, where frosts may lead to severe damage, their natural habitat ranges from evergreen or deciduous forests to savannah like habitats. For a period of about six weeks, showy pink, slightly fragrant flowers appear on racemes in spring while the twigs are still bare. Numerous flat seeds mature in pods that may reach 60 cm in length. This tree may naturalise where its requirements are met. Propagation is common by scarified seeds. They may also be used for medicinal purposes as a laxative, but can also cause emesis. Its reddish wood may serve for construction purposes. A number of subspecies are cultivated in tropical climates. Cassia javanica ssp. Agnes is a highly ornamental subspecies with larger flowers. It is suitable for urban areas and may grow along roads as long as the pods do not litter trafficked areas. Wind exposure may damage the brittle branches. Chlorosis often occurs as a result of iron deficiency. Pruning is best done at the end of spring, after flowering.

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