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Kadam ka Ped is popular as Leichhardt pine and acadamba. This tree is native to Asia, and you can easily spot it anywhere in India. Thanks to its size, it can be a wonderful addition to a small garden. Let’s have a look at how to grow it easily!
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Kadam ka Ped Information
Kadam Ka Ped, popular as the Burflower tree in English, holds religious significance in India. The Kadam tree has vast and heavy branches, and it can grow upto an impressive height of 30-80 feet. It has glossy foliage, with globe-shaped flowers coming in clusters during rainy seasons. They are fragrant and attract bees and butterflies for pollination. It has various medical uses and is one of India’s most important medicinal plants.
Botanical Name: Neolamarckia cadamba
Other Names: Burflower, Laran, Leichhardt pine, Rudrakskamba, Katampu, Vellai
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Propagating Kadam ka Ped
The best way to propagate the Kadam tree is to purchase a well-grown plant from a local nursery. You can also grow Kadam Ka Ped from seeds or cuttings, but it can be a long process and can be a hit or miss.
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Requirements to Grow Kadam ka Ped
Kadam trees grow well in a bright spot, so choose a location with a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Avoid growing the plant in a shady spot as it will limit the growth of the tree and will also affect its height.
This tree is not fussy about the growing medium, which is why you must have spotted it anywhere in India. Kadam ka ped will be more than happy to dwell in the regular garden soil.
If you are starting Kadam Ka Ped in a pot, use a mix of garden soil, coco peat, vermicompost, and organic matter. This will give it a head start. When the plant grows to about 3-4 feet tall, you can transplant it into the garden.
Kadam tree likes to be in slightly moist soil when it is young. Water Kadam Ka Ped when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Once the tree matures and reaches a height of 10-12 feet, it will take care of its watering needs.
Avoid watering the leaves when Kadam Ka Ped is young, as it will attract fungal issues.
The Indian climate is optimum for growing Kadam Ka Ped as it loves to be in a hot and warm climate.
Kadam ka Ped Care
If you have used a rich growing medium when planting, then don’t worry about feeding Kadam Ka Ped. Mix some cow dung manure in the growing medium, and it will grow just fine.
Loosen the topsoil from time to time without disturbing the roots of Kadam Ka Ped so it can easily uptake moisture. You can feed it occasionally with a balanced liquid fertilizer to give it a little boost in growth.
Pests and Diseases
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack. Remove dead, infected, or damaged stems or branches of Kadam Ka Ped to avoid diseases.