- Popularly used as – Azadirachta indica, Nimtree, Indian Lilac, Neem
- Flower – white or pale yellow
- Edible – Fruit, Leaves, Flowers, Sap. Young bitter leaves of Neem are cooked and eaten in India
- Growth – Fast growth rate
- Uses – Neem kills cancer, supreme anti-microbial/anti-infection, removes calcification of all kinds, supreme skin healer, anti-dandruff, supreme oral care, blood cleanser, blood-sugar balancer, kills scabies
PLANTING & CARE
- Temperature – Prefers temperature 25 to 35 degree C
- Water – Newly planted– Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season
- Light – More than 6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
- Fertilizer – During the main growing season (Feb-June) feed the plant with organic fertilizer
- Pruning – Make your cuts at a 45-degree angle, about 1/4 inch above a bud that is facing toward the outside of the plant.Use sharp shears or scissors to get a clean cut.
- Plant – Neem
- Flower colour – white or pale yellow
- Height – 40 to 50 cm / 1.5 feet
- Pot size – 4 – 6 inches upper diameter
- Weight – 2-3 Kgs