Amazing 3 Caring Tips for Tamarind Plants | Propagation Tips
In this post, we will know about Tamarind plants and know deep details about propagation
- About tamarind
- How to plant seeds in a flowerpot
- Top 3 caring tips
- Bloom time
- Season of fruits
About Tamarind: Tamarind is one of the best tropical plants in the family of Fabaceae. It gives eatable fruits with a sour and sweet taste. Fruits are brown in colour with pod-shaped. Each pod has 7 to 10 seeds, and fruit sizes grow up to 4 to 7 inches. Leaves and tamarind are used in herbs and spices and many dishes. The scientific name of tamarind is Tamarindus indica, and it comes with the Fabaceae family.
How to Plant Seeds in Flowerpot: Using its seeds is one of the best methods to plant tamarind at home. This method is easy with minimum caring. Take out the tamarind from the fruits store or online store, or you can buy seeds. Take out the seeds and cut the edges of the seeds (one edge only). Keep the seeds in water for at least 10 to 12 hours. August is the best time for the seedling.
Prepare a Soil Potting & Planting: For the best result,
- Take well-drained garden soil (50%) and leaf compost/cow dung (50%).
- Mix it well and take a small flowerpot (size 1 to 3 inches with a depth of 5 inches).
- Fill the soil potting into a flowerpot and take wet seeds.
- Dig a hole into the soil mixture (1 inch deep) and put the seeds into those holes.
- Cover the seeds with a soil mixture and give some water.
- Place the flowerpot in an indoor location until germination.
Within 7 to 8 days, germination starts from the seeds with new leaves and stems. Leaves appear with seeds. If germination grows up to 3 to 4 inches, then keep the plants in a semi-shaded location.
Transplantation: Transplantation is necessary if the plants grow up to 5 to 7 inches with 10 to 12 leaves. For transplantation, remove the germinated plants (remove carefully, root should not break).
- Use sandy soil with vermicompost and cow dung.
- Mix it well and take out a large flowerpot (8 to 10 inches with 6 to 8 inches).
- Fill the soil mixture into a flowerpot, dig a hole (5 to 6 inches), but the plants into those holes, and cover the rooting part with the soil mixture.
- Give water properly and place the plants in full sunlight.
Within 3 to 4 days, new leaves and stems appear from the plants and old leaves grow up to 3 to 5 inches.
While planting: USDA hardiness zone should be 5-10 and soil mixture slightly acidic. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available or not. If there are no holes at the surface, then make 5 to 9 holes (Drainage holes are necessary). Cover the holes with a grenade or stones. Use a ceramic flowerpot. The distance between the seeds should be 2 to 3 inches.
Top 3 Caring Tips
- Watering: Before germination of seeds, don’t give water. After transplantation, keep moisture in the soil potting. During the summer season, pour water for 1 to 2 days.
- Temperature: Before germination of seeds, place the flowerpot in an indoor location and after transplantation, keep the plants in full sunlight. For best growth, give 5 to 6 hours of sunlight.
- Best Fertilizer: For the best result, give the best fertilizer, and tamarind plants need cow dung or vermicompost fertilizer. After 30 to 40 days, give fertilizer properly and after fertilization, pour water.
Bloom Time: After 2 to 3 years, flowers start to bloom on the plant, and these flowers are red with yellow colour. Flowers grow up to 1 to 2 inches with spread up to 1 inch.
Season of Fruits: After 2 to 4 months of flowering, fruits begin. Fruits have two parts one is outer, and another is inner. Outer parts are not eatable, and after breaking the outer part, you can see tamarind fruit (which is eatable). Most of the tamarind is sold in the summer season.
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