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Kigelia Genus

Sausage tree

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTropical (min 17°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Kigelia genus (Sausage tree). This genus contains 18 species of tropical and subtropical trees, The compound leaves are made up of oval leaflets. They will produce large bell-shaped flowers; these are borne in long pendent racemes and are mostly orange or red. They are frost tender, min 16C and will require full light and humus-rich, well drained soil. You should water the potted specimens moderately; don't over water when the temperature is low. Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Trees

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers, curious, sausage-like fruits and for shade.

Propagation

Seed in spring at not less than 23C.

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