Sesbania grandiflora

Agati, Vegetable Hummingbird

In Stock: 2.911 lb (Total:2.911lb)
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2.91 lb


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Cut (Full Seed)
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2.91 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: If hot water does not allow the seed to imbibe, nick the seed carefully and soak again in warm water. 

Introducing Sesbania grandiflora, also known as agati or hummingbird tree, a small but fast-growing tree with regular round leaves and white or red flowers. Native to Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, this plant thrives in hot, humid climates and needs full exposure to sunlight. The tree bears fruits that look like thin flat beans and is known for its traditional medicinal uses. Sesbania grandiflora is a great source of nutrients containing amino acids and oleanolic acid. The leaves are used as a tonic, diuretic, and laxative while the flowers are great for treating headaches, dimness of vision, and fever. The roots are used in rheumatism, expectorant, painful swelling, and catarrh. In addition to its medicinal properties, the flowers of Sesbania grandiflora are also a great addition to many dishes in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. The young pods and leaves are often used in curries and salads, while the leaves are believed to be a cure for canker sores. Don't miss the chance to add this versatile and beneficial plant to your garden or kitchen!

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