How to grow Vangueria madagascariensis

Vangueria madagascariensis growing 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

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone