Botanical description ) False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) is an evergreen tree, with a Height of about 15 meters. The leaf of False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees are lanceolate, about 20 cm long, glossy green, with wavy edges.
The flowers in False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees are stellate ashoka with a waxy green color, while the fruits are oval in shape, 2 cm long, and they take on a black color when fully ripe.
Common Name: False Ashoka, False Asoka, Mast Tree, Indian Mast Tree, Weeping Mast Tree, Green Champa
Scientific name :False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
Polyalthea longifolia (Sonn) Thw:
original home False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
polyalthia longifolia growth rate
Fast growth rate
polyalthia longifolia lifespan up to 25 years.
polyalthia blongs to family :Annonaceae
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) propagation .
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees are propagated by planting seeds during the spring season, where the seeds are planted in a good environment consisting of peat moss + silt + well-washed sand in a ratio of 2: 1: 1 and they are taken care of until the seeds germinate.
After the germination of the seeds and the emergence of the true leaves, the plants are separated into pots or planting bags until they reach a length of 20-25 cm, where they are rotated in pots or larger planting bags until they are planted in the permanent land.
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees are propagated by planting cuttings in good agricultural beds, where the cuttings are separated after the formation of a suitable root system, then they are recycled in large pots or planting bags until they are planted in sustainable land.
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) watering
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) are among the trees that need regular watering without drowning or thirst. Watering is done in moderation, according to the trees’ need for water, which depends on the nature of the soil and the environmental conditions in the area.
Attention should also be paid to the watering process in the event of a high air temperature and an increase in the intensity of hot winds, as this increases the process of water transpiration of leaves, which makes trees need irrigation.
Fertilizing(food) False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
The ornamental trees, Ashoka, were fertilized with mineral (🐛) fertilizer, neutral NPK 10: 10: 10, of the major elements being nitrogen – phosphorous – potassium, at a rate of 400 g / tree, aged 5-7 years.
Provided that the mineral (chemical) fertilizer is added in two batches, the first batch during the month of March and the second batch during the month of August.
Biofertilization of False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
It is possible to use biological fertilizer instead of mineral fertilizer liquid in order to obtain good-growing False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) and the use of biological fertilizer protects the environment from pollution due to mineral fertilizer.
Examples of biofertilizers are:
1- The use of bacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen, such as Azotobacter and Osiospirillium.
2 – The use of Trichoderma fungus, which is useful for converting rock phosphate in the soil into a form suitable for absorption by plants.
3- Using the aqueous extract of compost or what is known as compost tea.
4- The use of humic acid, which works to increase the soil’s ability to retain water instead of losing it through leaching. It also helps plants absorb microelements such as iron, calcium and magnesium.
Light requirements for False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees are planted in sunny, brightly lit places so that the trees grow well and achieve the purpose of planting them as ornamental trees.
As the light is important for the process of photosynthesis in which the plant uses the energy it derives from the light reaching the mechanism in the representation of carbon dioxide + water in the construction of carbohydrates, from which the rest of the other nutrients needed are synthesized.
For the life of the plant and until it grows well and achieves the purpose of planting it as an ornamental tree.
Soil suitable for growing False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
It is very important to plant False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) in fertile, well-drained soil free of harmful salts, as Ashoka ornamental trees are very sensitive to salinity, whether soil salinity or irrigation water salinity.
False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia) trees should be planted in soil that is neutral in acidity and alkalinity, where the soil PH should be between approximately 5.5-6.5, in order for the trees to grow well.
Pruning and trimming False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia)
Attention should be paid to the process of trimming and refining the Ashoka ornamental trees by removing the dry and broken branches, as well as the deformed and sagging branches, and the branches infected with fungal diseases and insect pests.
Trees must also be sprayed after the pruning and trimming process with one of the appropriate fungicides, in order to protect the trees from fungal diseases that may be transmitted through cutting tools or labor that performs the pruning and trimming process.
Cultivation of Ashoka ornamental trees in home gardens:
Ashoka ornamental trees are among the beautiful trees that many home gardeners like to plant in the garden, where trees are planted singly or in groups, and trees are also planted in flower beds.
Usage of Ashoka Ornamental Trees
1- False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia are planted in gardens and public parks, individually or in groups.
2- False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia are planted in home gardens, which increase the beauty of the garden.
3- A medical drug is extracted from the fruits of False ashoka (Polyalthia longifolia, on which research is conducted to demonstrate its medicinal value, especially in cancerous diseases.
Why is it called false Ashoka?
Look like asoka tree Or Saraca Asoka
It Can grow in Australia and florida and taxes Any sunny place is goodfor planting