Pterocarpus santalinus L.f. Main specimen
Fabaceae
{ Reforestation }

  • Planting advice and requirements :
    Pterocarpus santalinus prefers rocky and free draining soils. This tree is drought tolerant and prefers to establish in the full sun.
    Pterocarpus santalinus is propagated by seeds or by cuttings.
  • Seed treatments :
    The entire pods have to be sown into well-drained soil. If the seeds are removed from the pods, the germinative capacity diminishes considerably. The germination takes 15-20 days. (Sumy, Ved & Krishnan, FRLHT, 2000, Tropical Indian Medicinal Plants, propagation methods)