Pithecellobium dulce growing 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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Requirements for Pithecellobium dulce growing and care:
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
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
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:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Fragrant white flowers have dozen of stamina
Pollination is done by:
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?