Candlenut tree grow and care – tree of the genus Aleurites also known as Nuez de la India or Kemiri or Kukui nut tree, Candlenut perennial evergreen plant used for the edible nut also used as ornamental plant in the right care possible to grow as bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves color silver-green the top of the leaf is green the bottom is gray-silvery.
Flower color white-cream, the flowers grow in inflorescence.
Candlenut tree – Nuez de la India nut
Nut color is white-cream, outer shell green that become brown cracked mostly when the nut ready to eat; nutshell is brown and very hard to break.
Candlenut tree for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Candlenut tree growing and care: : How to grow candlenut tree Frost free (can survive light frost, few days) What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Cutting / Air layering Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but when start from air layering the tree produce faster Difficulties or problems when growing: Fruit contain some toxic All year in hardiness zone 11+, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b, spring to summer hardiness zone 10a Planting season: ? Pests and diseases: Pruning season: After the nut fall from the tree autumn – winter How to prune: Just for design Size of the plant? 7-20 m, 21-60 feet Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing in the right condition in hardiness zone 11b+ / Medium growing in hardiness zone 10-11a Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No, but if grown as bonsai it’s not a problem to put the tree on container Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower White-cream, the flowers grow in inflorescence Pollination is done by: Bees, flies Edible nuts Nuts harvest season: Summer / Autumn Nuts pests or diseases: Woodpecker What can be done with big quantities of Candlenut nuts? Roasted, oil, spread Work requirements on the nuts: Crack the nutshell How long does it take to bear nuts 5-8 years ? How to grow kukui nut tree from seed – Candlenut tree seeds Nutshell strong and highly recommend to scratch or even better to make small crack, soak the seeds at least 24 hours and switch the water every few hours Sowing requirement: Dark and dry place Saving seeds until sowing: All year in hardiness zone 11+, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10b, spring to summer hardiness zone 10a Sowing season: Better in separate pots, but for fully grown tree 4*3m (13*10ft), just for sowing and transplant 50*40cm (20*16inches) Planting spacing: 2-3cm (+-1inches) from the top of the nutshell Depth of Sowing: Moist soil, with a lot of organic material that will help with the nutshell by making thiner Conditions for seeds germinate: Average amount of water / Big amount of water Watering requires for Seeds: Depend the condition of the nutshell, can take from 1-12 months Germination time: Sunny location, warm weather, moist soil, mulch Condition of seedling: Scientific name:
Alternative names: candleberry, Indian walnut, Kemiri, Varnish tree, Nuez de la India, Kukui nut tree, and Kekuna tree, Candle nut
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting, Winter planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Evergreen, Perennial plant, Tree
Colored leaves, Edible plants, Ornamental plants, Shade tree
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13
Ornamental flower, Ornamental fruit, Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Autumn Harvest, Summer Harvest
Cooked, Spreads & Sauces