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Sageretia fruit


Introduction of Sageretia fruit


            Scientific name - Sageretia theezans


The Sageretia fruit also known to be Mock Buckthorn consists of approximately 35 species, they fall under the shrub category of trees and are generally small in size too, these trees inherits from the Rhamnaceae family which originated from the south and eastern parts of the Asia and also the northeast part of Africa, the trees have leafs which are green in their color, the leaflets are of 1.5-4 cm length. The trunk is found to have a soft leather kind of texture containing many colors. The flowers are not attractive and are very small in their size; the fruit is also small in size falling under the drupe category of classification stretch to a diameter of 1 cm.

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Uses of Sageretia fruit



Their leaves acts as an excellent alternative of tea in the regions of China, the fruits are consumable ones but from commercial point of view they are not very supreme crop. In the southern part of China the most common species are known to be the S. theezans also there is a famous species in the northern part of China which is known to be the S. paucicostata. The species of S. paucicostata has the capability to withstand low temperatures, they are also domesticated sometimes in the orchids of Europe and also North America too. May be its flowers donít seem pleasant but are found captivate for growing them as ornamental plants.They have medical applications too, used in the first aid process by cleaning the small cuts of the skin and also severe injuries very widely and completely clears the traces of the germs thus prevents the infection caused by the germs.


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Cultivation


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The Sageretia trees must be planted in areas where there is proper sunlight but not cannot withstand very hot climatic conditions, they are grown out majorly in the night when the temperature falls up to a maximum of 5-6 degrees in the months mainly ranging from May to September in the regions of North Europe if they are planted indoors the Sageretia plants will survive only at variably humid regions and also the humidity/gravel tray must be partially left to cool in the night times, the room must not turn out to be very hot. The plants must not be kept in hot climatic conditions for a long time and does not withstand so much of cold too, the plant should not be kept in the outdoors mainly in the afternoon because it cannot be resisted by the plant as it is very hot mainly when it is beside glass to prevent blazing.


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Feeding and Repotting


The plants must be feed for a maximum of two weeks in the season of Summer and during Winter it must be feed every month since its growth rate is on the peak in that season.


REPOTTING

The plant must be repotted in an interval of two years only in the season of Spring utilizing a normal soil mix.

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Pruning and Propagation


The plant must be pruned out continuously in the season when it growth rates are higher , the back-budding takes place in the plant without much of efforts, the plants grow very thick thus can be pruned by using selective pruning, the wiring method need not be followed. The immature plants must be left to grow to a height of 10-15 cm prior to the process of pruning which makes the plantís trunk to become more firm. The plants which are fully grown having trunks which are very firm are pruned before itself.


PROPOGATION

The cuttings of the softwood and of the hardwood can be planted easily in the entire season of growth. The Sageretia plants cannot be found in the Garden Centers for selling purpose, they are only sold by the bonsai sellers mainly.

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