5 SAUSAGE TREE seeds (Kigelia africana)
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Sausage tree or Kigelia africana is a tree of the Bignoniaceae family.
He is from Africa.
It is a tropical tree that measures from 8 to 10 meters in height.
Its flowers are red and the appearance resembles that of blue jacaranda.
Its fruit is strangely comparable to a sausage.
Sausage tree seeds are brown and resemble those of cedar of lebanon.
The fruit pulp of Kigelia africana is used to firm the skin and tone the female breast.
Fruit is sometimes consumed as a laxative in Africa or used to fight acne like golden trumpet tree.
The bark of the sausage tree is locally known to be effective against snake bites and tooth or stomach aches.
We draw essential oils.
The Masai tribes of Africa also ferment the fruit pulp for a very strong beer.
Sowing of sausage tree seeds:
Soak Kigelia africana seeds 24 hours in hot water.
Bury the seeds under 1 cm of peat previously moistened, provide small pots of 5 cm side.
To finish, water copiously the first time, then put the culture in a place whose temperature will be close to 30 ° c.
Sausage tree seeds usually germinate after 3 to 4 weeks.
Seeds and original plants for sale to plant in the garden under mild climate or as a houseplant.
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