How to grow Kigelia

Kigelia grow and care – tree of the genus Kigelia also known as Sausage tree or Cucumber tree, Kigelia perennial evergreen hot dry become deciduous plant used as fragrant flowers and ornamental plant as shade tree, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green can be dark to light in elliptic shape and grow in pinnate structure.

Kigelia flower

Flower fragrant color red the flowers big in shape like mouth.

Fruit not edible in brown color the fruit orKigeliantal like big Sausage, the fruit can be used to alcoholic beverage.

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How to grow Kigelia growing and care:

More than light frost

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruit heavy and can fall on people

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
10-20 m, 30-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Fragrant red flowers big and grow in like mouth shape

Scientific name:


How to grow Kigelia

Growing Kigelia tree

Kigelia tree fruits

Kigelia tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Red flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9

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