Monday, May 16, 2016

Cassia fistula

Cassia fistula  (Family : Fabaceae) is a good plant to have in recreational areas. When flowering it can give a good atmosphere to the surrounding. Like some other Fabaceae plants, the flowers are borne on a long raceme that stoops downwards for one to two feet.  Check previous posting for more information.

The plant can be easily grown from seeds, which are produced in abundance.  After sowing for 7-10 days seedlings can be obtained.

Fruit of C. fistula

Seedling of germinated C. fistula

 Seedling Germinated C. fistula

Beaucarnea recurvata

Beaucarnea recurvata is an evergreen pant from the Plant Family Asparagaceae. The plant is characterised by the presence of bulb at the base of the stem.  Its common names are ponytail palm and elephant-foot tree. It can be planted in the pot, and when it has grown taller can be transferred to the soil.