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Pacific rosewood, Thespesia populnea
295.0 AED (-16%)
Botanical name:- Thespesia populnea.
|Scientific name||Thespesia populnea|
|Common name||Thespesia populnea, portia tree, Pacific rosewood, Indian tulip tree|
|Temperature requirement||25-35 °C|
|Light||Full-partial sunny area.|
|Watering||Water everyday &keep moist|
|Pet friendliness||Noxic to pets and humans|
|Maximum plant height||10 m to 20 m|
|Potting mix||Potting soil/red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning&training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Common color & season|
|Description||Commonly known as the portia tree or seaside mahoe, this is a small tree originating in sou theast asia and found throughout the tropics. . Growing rapidly, it reaches a height of up to 10-15 metres and a spread of 4 metres. The bark is brown and corrugated, while the twigs scaly. The shiny green leaves are heart shaped, from 5 to 20 cm long. The cup shaped, hibiscus like, pale yellow flowers are 5 to 8 cm in size, with a dark blotch at the base of the petals. Produced throughout the year, they last for one to two days, before turning maroon and dropping. The fruit capsule is a flattened leathery ball with greyish brown seeds. The portia tree grows in many soil types including those based on quartz, limestone, and basalt; it favours neutral soils and sandy coastal soils, tolerating saline conditions. It requires full sun, is cold sensitive, but withstands mild frosts and resists wind. T. Populnea is drought tolerant, but requires regular irrigation in summer in united arab emirates. It is easily propagated from scarified seed and cuttings. Pests are not generally observed. Used for medicinal purposes, this tree is much valued for its timber and for soil stabilisation and windbreaks. It makes a good, compact tree for gardens, patios and terraces, and can be planted in groups in parks or used as a shade tree for pathways. Easily kept in shape by pruning, only low maintenance is necessary.|
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