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Pendula Ashoka is an evergreen tree which is planted mainly as it alleviates noise pollution. It has pendulous willowy weeping branches. The leaves are with undulate margins and are narrowing long lanceolate. It grows symmetrical pyramidal in shape and structure. It has a number of medicinal uses. These trees are commonly known as Indian fir tree, Indian mast tree, false Ashoka and Buddha tree.
The common name of this plant is Polyalthia longifolia. It is a native tree from Sri Lanka and India. However, these pants are grown in many other tropical countries. This plant is often identified indirectly with the Ashoka tree that is Saraca indica as they resemble each other a lot. The cultivation of these plants increased during the British period. The leaves of these trees were used for making ship masts.
It is not very difficult to take care of these plants.
During the growing period at the beginning properly caring for the plant must be started with pruning shears used for pruning.
For pruning a small saw can be a lot handy as it helps in cutting both the pull and the push.
Medium amount of water is needed to be given to the plants in order to grow them well and healthily.
As this plant is drought tolerant this plant need a medium amount of water to keep the soil a little bit moist.
Well-drained soil which can retain moisture is preferred by these plants for a well and healthy proliferation.
Soil rich in compost with upper soil rich in peat moss enhances the growth of these plants.
These plants grow well in regions with partial shade and full sunlight and prefer to grow in temperatures between fifteen degree Celsius and twenty-five degree Celsius.
The blooming period for these plants is the season of summer.
These plants grow up to a height of thirty feet.
Application of any kind of organic fertilizers can enhance the growth of these plants.
These plants are used in cases of gynaecological problems and many other medicinal purposes.
The leaves of these plants are used for culinary usages.
These plants are also used for many ornamental purposes.
For making articles like matchsticks, boxes and pencils also these plants are used widely.