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Bel Tree, Bilva Patra, Bel Patra ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant

The deciduous tree with trifoliate leaves is traditionally used as a sacred offering by Hindus in India to Lord Shiva.

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About Bel Tree

Bael is an indigenous fruit tree of India. Bael grows in wild and semi-wild in the North India states of Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh. It is considered holy in Hindu religion and the leaves are used as offerings for Lord Shiva.

 

The flowering season starts in late May. It has pale yellowish green sweetly scented flowers. The slightly pear-shaped fruits are green in color and turn yellowish on ripening.

 

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bel patra
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 30 ft
Flower Colour Yellowish green
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


Refer our Garden guide  for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

 

  • Keep the plant outdoor with Natural bright Light.


Soil

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.


Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.


Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed 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.


Re-potting

  • When a plant outgrows in current pot,re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.


Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.


Don'ts

  • Do not over-water the plant.

 

 

Bel Tree Care

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

 

  • Keep the plant in Natural 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.


Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

 

 

Sunlight Natural bright light.
Watering Moderately
Soil A well- drained, sandy loam soil. It can thrive even on poor, clay and stony soils.
Temperature 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Bel Tree Special Feature

Sacred plant

Bel Tree Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Bel benefits in healing digestive disorders, ulcers, headache, hypertension, diabetes, and numerous other ailments The ripe fruit works as a laxative but is not digested easily Unripe bel fruit, on the other hand, promotes digestion and cures diarrhea Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

Culinary Use:

  • The pulp is often processed as nectar or "squash" (diluted nectar)