How to grow Kigelia

Kigelia growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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