Pithecellobium dulce grow and care – tree of the genus Pithecellobium also known as Sweet Inga or Monkeypod, Pithecellobium dulce perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant and fixing nitrogen, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green in oval shape.

Flower fragrant the color white the flowers have dozen of stamina

Pithecellobium dulce fruits

Fruit grow in pods, the pod color is pink looks like scorpions tail, fruit pulp is white and hairy until 4-6 fruits in pod, in some cultivars peel easy, the seeds also edible

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How to grow Pithecellobium dulce growing and care:

Warm climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / vegetative reproduction (cut or suckers)

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but sometime the fruit are small with almost no flash to eat

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive, thorns

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year (in colder climate spring)

How to prune:
Recommend to keep it small better to harvest the fruit

Size of the plant?
7-15 m, 21-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Fragrant white flowers have dozen of stamina

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Pithecellobium dulce fruits?
Eat raw, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
To take the pulp out of the seeds

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 years

Scientific name:

Pithecellobium dulce

Pithecellobium dulce tree

Pithecellobium dulce fruits

Pithecellobium dulce


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Legumes
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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