The scientific name of the Litchi is Litchi chinensis.
The plant of Litchi is considered the sole member of the soapberry family, Sapindaceae.
The plant produces attractive green flowers during the summer months of April and May.
The Litchi is a low maintenance plant that grows easily if the minimum care is provided.
The plant grows well in warm temperatures.
A temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius is considered appropriate for the growth of the plant.
The Litchi grows well when they are planted in the region which gets full sun.
However, it can also survive when it is exposed to partial shade.
The Litchi plant has moderate water requirements. The plant can grow well if the soil is kept moist.
The Litchi plant is a water lover and should be irrigated regularly.
Avoid water logging near the roots of the plant as it may lead to root rot and degrade the health of the plant.
The litchi plant grows well with the addition of fertilisers once in every six months with leafy compost or rich garden soil.
The plant may be fertilised during the onset of the spring season after pruning as it stimulates growth.
Any organic fertiliser that is rich in N-P-K can be used for the purpose.
The Litchi plant has a wide range of commercial application, one of which is fruit production.
The litchi is also considered as an excellent landscape tree as it provides shade, fruits and an alluring look to the botanical gardens and parks.
The plant is widely grown for its ornamental uses.