Ulta Ashok | Polyathia Longifolia
Plant Specifications (What you will Receive)
Ulta Ashok grows natively in warm humid climates of Pakistan, India, Myanmar, and Malaysia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. Ashoka is an ever-green, slender but slow-growing flowering tree. It is an easy-to-grow, easy-to-prune tree that flowers abundantly and produces a compact shaped canopy an ideal candidate as a house-plant or a lawn tree. It exhibits symmetrical pyramidal growth with willowy weeping pendulous branches and long narrow lanceolate leaves with undulate margins. The tree is known to grow over 30 ft in height.
Polyalthia is derived from a combination of Greek words meaning ‘many cures’ with reference to the medicinal properties of the tree while Longifolia, in Latin, refers to the length of its leaves.
Polyalthia longifolia is sometimes incorrectly identified as the Ashoka tree (Saraca indica) because of the close resemblance of both trees. One might mistake it as a tree with effectively no branches, but in fact, Ulta Ashok allowed to grow naturally (without trimming the branches out for decorative reasons) grows into a normal large tree with plenty of shade.
|Young flowers are yellow that later acquire hues of orange and then ultimately become crimson with the passage of time.
|February to May.
Planting and care of Ulta Ashok
Here is one tree you can plant very close to the house – 3 feet out – provided it won’t eventually grow into easements and gutters. When planting in rows to form a hedge, allow 4 or 5 feet between each tree. As a specimen, you can plant 3 or 4 feet away from the nearest shrub.
|Full sun to partial shade.
|well-drained and organic soil.
|Fertilize 3 times a year – in spring, summer, and autumn – with a top-quality granular fertilizer.
Typical uses of Polyathia Longifolia
Because It acts as a barrier to sound. so it is commonly used to reduce noise in homes.
Ornamental use of Ulta Ashok:
Landscape uses for Ulta Ashok lining a stately driveway beside a tall house privacy screen
noise pollution screen
Medicinal use of Ulta Ashok:
Ulta Ashok has many medicinal uses. The bark is used in traditional medicines to cure a number of gynecological problems. The pulp of flowers is used as a remedy for dysentery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to grow an Ashoka tree?
You can grow Ashoka trees through Seeds. Consider the following points to grow Ashoka.
1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.
2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile, and nutrient-rich.
3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
4. Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July).
Is Ashoka tree good for home?
Yes,it is believed that Planting this auspicious plant not only brings health benefits to the inhabitants but also attracts happiness and prosperity in the house. It represents love, beauty and elegance.
Where to plant Ashoka tree at home?
You can grow Ashoka tree outdoor where direct bright light is available (4-6 hrs.)
What is Ashoka plant?
Saraca asoca is a plant belonging to the Detarioideae subfamily of the legume family. It is an important tree in the cultural traditions of the Indian subcontinent and adjacent areas
Is Ashoka a medicinal plant?
Yes, Ashoka has been traditionally used in Indian Ayurveda as a uterine tonic and has been indicated in menstrual irregularities etc. Note: The above information is general guidelines be sure to consult your healthcare adviser before consumption or application of plant or plant parts.
Does Ashoka tree have flowers?
Yes, The ashoka flowers come in heavy, lush bunches.
Can we plant Ashoka tree at home?
Yes, You can plant Ashoka tree at home where it will get direct bright light for 4-6 hrs. a day
Ashoka tree growing conditions?
1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4.Fertilizer – Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July).
How to plant Ashoka tree?
To plant tree consider the following points 1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2.Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting the purchased plant directly in the ground follow the below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Is Ashoka tree deciduous?
Yes Ashoka is deciduos tree.
How to plant Ashoka tree seeds?
Ashoka tree can reproduce through seed propagation. 1. Select a container having 5-7 inch diameter. 2. Fill the container with well-drained soil. 3. Gently mix the soil. 4. Moisten the surface of the soil with water spray. 5. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on soil and cover with a thin soil layer. 6. Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper. 7. Place the seed container in indirect bright light. 8. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate. 9. Keep the soil moist but do not make the soil soggy by overwatering.
Which direction to keep Ashoka plant?
Ashoka tree should be placed in the north of the house