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Buy Rattlebox Plant - Crotalaria retusa for Sale - Shak-shak, Rattle Weed, Wedge-leaf

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Rattle Weed, Shak-shak, Rattlebox, Wedge-leaf, Rattle Box
Regional name:
Marathi - Khulkhula, Gagra, Dingla, Hindi - Ghunghunia, Tamil - Kilukiluppai, Malayalam - Margarine, Gujarati -ghughra, Kannada - Guluguluppahalli, Telugu -pottigilligichacha
Leguminosae or Fabaceae or Pea family
Sun growing
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
August, September, October, November
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Good for screening
  • Attracts birds
  • Attracts bees
  • Suitable for road median planting

Plant Description:

- The western ghats if India come alive with its bright yellow just after the monsoon.
- Flowers in a terminal erect raceme, to one foot long, golden yellow, standard with brown-purple lines inside.
- The fruit is a pod, blackish when ripe, containing yellowish to brown seeds.
- -Stout perennial shrub, 1-1.5 m high.
-Branches many, striate, and pubescent.
-Leaves 4-9 cm, oblong, glabrous above, pubescent beneath, base cuneate.
-Petioles very short.

Growing tips:

- Is more of a seasonal plant.
- Does best with plentiful water supply.
- Not generally planted in gardens. Can be used as a wildflower in high rainfall areas