Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Leaves are double compound. The leaflets are dark green and have a tiny point. The tree is evergreen or nearly so. It produces new flush leaves before summer.
The flowers are small in size and yellow or creamy white in color, appear from March to May after the new flush of leaves. The pods are formed soon thereafter and grow rapidly in size attaining full size in about two months time.
|Plant Height||12 inch (30 cm)|
|Plant Spread||3 inch (8 cm)|
|Common Name||Khejri Tree, Jand, Shemi, Shami|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 15 ft|
|Flower Colour||Yellow or creamy white|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
This plant is propagated through seeds and root suckers. Seed germinates best if the hard seed coat is softened first to allow the ingress of water. Then sow the seeds in the porous potting mix. Monsoon season is best for sowing and planting this plant.
|Temperature||20 to 32 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Shami plant considers a sacred tree.