Black Jack Fig Tree
Also known as Amla, Amalaki,Indian Gooseberry, Amla is used in traditional Indian subcontinent recipes, in various cuisines and Ayurveda for its medicinal values. All parts of the Amla tree are useful, its leaves, roots, fruits, seeds, bark, and flowers are used to prepare a variety of items like juice, chutney, jam, infusions, lotions, concentrates, herbal teas and other natural concoctions.
It is a wild deciduous tree that can grow up to 20 m tall. The Indian gooseberry tree has smooth, gray-brown bark. The leaves are like a tamarind tree or a fern-like, oblong but narrow, up to 2 cm and flowers are inconspicuous as they are green in color. The flowers are bisexual and appear in clusters. Fruits are smaller in size with a diameter up to 3 cm, in greenish-yellow color that changes into orange-brown after maturity. The flesh is tart, juicy, and crisp and contains 1 or 2 small seeds.
This listing is for an Amla starter plant that is 3″-6″ tall.
These trees are sent in a 2.5″ pot
Amla trees will fruit within 4-5 years depends on environment
Requirements for Growing Amla Tree:
Plant Amla tree in a location that is less windy and sunny. The well-draining and sloppy position is good for its growth.
Well-drained, loamy to light heavy soil that is deep and rich in organic matter is required for growing amla trees. A pH level can be between slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. The waterlogged and clay-rich soil is detrimental and must be avoided, same is the case with too sandy soils.
Regular and abundant watering is essential at a young age. Once the tree gets established, it doesn’t require regular and frequent watering. However, you can water the plant during the period of active growth or in a drought like conditions in summer. Watering 2-3 times in a month in summer is sufficient for a mature tree. In any case, water stagnation must be avoided.
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