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Bixa Orellana, Lipstick Tree, Sindur Tree- Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Product Name
1 Sindur/Lipstick Plant
2 Plastic  Pot
Availability:

79 in stock

330.00 600.00

79 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/04/23

Sindur Tree: Plant Description

It is an evergreen perennial tall shurb and can reach upto 20-30ft height. The tree is best known as the source of annatto, a natural orange-red condiment obtained from the waxy arils that cover its seeds. Annatto and its extracts are also used as an industrial food colouring to add yellow or orange color to many products such as cheese, butter, margarine, ice creams, meats, and condiments. The fruits of the Bixa are globular, ovoid capsules arranged in clusters resembling spiky looking red-brown seed pods covered in soft spines.  Each capsule, or pod, contains 30–45 cone-shaped seeds covered in a thin waxy blood-red aril.

Planting and Care

Sunlight requirement in Sindur Plant

Bixa orellana requires a frost-free, warm, humid climate and a sunny location so full direct sunlight for its growth and development will be most suitable.

Soil

It grows on almost any type of soil, with a preference for neutral to slightly alkaline soils.

Watering

Water regularly during the growing season, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering also reduce watering in the winter.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Keep the plant in Natural and direct bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

 Uses of sindur tree

  • Medicinal uses
  • Cosmetics into sindur, lipstick etc
  • source of income for farmers
  • Natural dye

 

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

 

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