How to grow Vangueria madagascariensis

Vangueria madagascariensis grow and care – shrub‎ or small tree of the genus Vangueria also known as Spanish tamarind tree, Vangueria madagascariensis perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-11

Leaves color green in the shape elliptic.

Flower color green the size 1-2 mm and the flowers grow in clusters.

Vangueria madagascariensis fruits

Fruit color is orange drop shape the taste sweet like tamarind.

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How to grow Vangueria madagascariensis growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn, winter, spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead, weak and weeping branches

Size of the plant?
2-8m, 6-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average 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:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Flower color green the size 1-2 mm and the flowers grow in clusters.

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
End of Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Vangueria madagascariensis fruits?
Eaten raw, dried, alcohol beverage, beverage

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Vangueria madagascariensis

How to grow Vangueria madagascariensis

Vangueria madagascariensis

Vangueria madagascariensis tree

Vangueria madagascariensis fruits


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11

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