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The Goolar Umber Plant is a plant known for its fruit. It is also an ornamental plant. The Goolar fruit is widely consumed in many countries of the world. The Goolar Umber Plant has several references in Indian mythology and in epics like the Ramayana.
The scientific name of a Goolar Umber Plant is Ficus Racemosa. It belongs to the family of Moraceae and the kingdom of Plantae. It is more popularly known as Indian Fig Tree, Cluster Fig Tree, Goolar Fig Tree or Umber Tree.
This plant is native to the Indian Subcontinent, Malaysia, Southern parts of Asia and also Australia.
It is a fruit-bearing plant. Its fruit is known as the Goolar fruit in Northern India. The tree got its name from its own fruit.
The Goolar Umber Plant is a plant which grows very fast. Caring for the plant, therefore, includes providing the plant enough space to grow.
While growing indoors, repotting of the plant becomes necessary as the body of the plant and the roots need proper space to spread.
Goolar plant is known to have a medium drought tolerance. Although, extreme drought conditions can never be good for the plant, especially in its growing stages.
As discussed earlier, the plant is resistant to lower levels of watering. It doesn't require plenty of water to grow.
Medium watering is good enough for the plant.
The gap between two watering sessions should not be too much. Soil should not turn dry completely. The plant can be watered again, once the soil is almost dry after the prior watering session.
Full sunlight is essential for the proper growth of the plant. Partial sunlight is also acceptable in some cases.
Shading is important. Direct sunlight can be harmful to the plant.
The plant should never be kept in full shade. This may cause the untimely death of the plant. Full sunlight to partial shading is appropriate.
The soil used to plant a Goolar tree should be well-drained. The plant never needs a lot of water. Therefore, the plant should never be allowed to stand completely in water.
Good drainage capacity of the soil helps the plant to attain adequate moisture, that is only as much as it requires.
The plant should be fed with organic fertilizers once in a while. This will keep the plant in proper health.
Chemical fertilizers are better avoided if the plant is grown indoors or in a small garden.
The Goolar plant grows very fast. It can grow up to 30m in height in no time.
The flowers of a Goolar plant are generally white in colour. It bears flowers between the months of January and May.
It gives birth to fruits between March and July. The fruits are edible and have certain nutritional value.
The Goolar plant is widely used as an ornamental plant to decorate the indoors of a house or an office.
The Goolar fruit contains many nutrients. It tastes good and is consumed as a fruit in many places all over the world.
The bark of the Goolar plant has healing powers. It is used for medicinal purposes.