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Strikingly Beautiful Variegated Ceylon Iron Wood Tree - Manilkara hexandra variegata for Sale

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Variegated Ceylon Iron Wood
Regional name:
Hindi - Drirh, Khirni, Kshiri, Rayan, Marathi - Karani, Khirni, Rajana, Ranjana, Rayan, Rayani, Tamil - Ulakkai-p-palai, Malayalam - Krini, Pazhamunpaala
Shrubs, Trees
Sapotaceae or Chikoo family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
August, September, October, November, December
Foliage color:
Variegated, Green, Cream or off white, Yellow
Plant Height or length:
6 to 8 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Irregular, Upright or Erect

Plant Description:

Manilkara Hexandra is also known as "West Indian elm" It's a big evergreen tree which can reach up to 60 feet tall. It grows in tropical climates, in dry and moist forests, along rivers and on rocky shores.

Since this plant is little known information available, I would suggest you to check with local nursery or consult with botanist near you, to know more about the care and requirement of this specific variegated variety.

In general it's a hardy tree that can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, but does best in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It's also a drought-tolerant tree, which can survive with minimal water once it's established.

Please let me know if you have any further question, i will do my best to help.

Growing tips:

As I mentioned earlier, there is limited information available on the specific care requirements for a plant called Manilkara hexandra variegata. However, I can provide some general information on caring for a tree of the Manilkara hexandra species.

  • Location: The tree prefers full sun to partial shade. It can also tolerate a wide range of soil types, but it needs well-drained soil.

  • Watering: This tree is drought-tolerant and doesn't need a lot of water once it is established. You should water it regularly during its first growing season, to help it become established.

  • Fertilizer: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring and again in the summer.

  • Pruning: Prune the tree as needed to shape it and control its size.

  • Pests and Diseases: Manilkara hexandra is generally a hardy tree and resistant to many pests and diseases, but like any plant, it is subject to attack from pests and diseases. It is best to consult with a local nursery or botanist to know more about the disease that may affect this specific variegated variety.

It is always a good idea to research the specific requirements of a particular variety of plant before you bring it home. Since this is a rare or lesser-known variety, you may want to consult with a local nursery or botanist to learn more about its specific care requirements.


there is limited information available on a plant called "Manilkara hexandra variegata," so I'm not able to provide information about any specific benefits of this particular variety. However, I can tell you about some general benefits of plants from the Manilkara hexandra species.

  • Ornamental: The Manilkara hexandra is a large evergreen tree with a beautiful round canopy that can make an attractive addition to any landscape.

  • Economic: The tree is used for the production of latex and other chemical derivatives used in many industrial applications, such as rubber and cosmetics.

  • Environmental: The tree provides a habitat for a wide variety of animals and can be used in reforestation and as windbreak.

  • Medicinal: The bark and leaves of Manilkara hexandra are used in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of ailments, including diarrhea, fevers, and wounds.

It's possible that the variegated variety may have different benefits or may be less common in traditional use, I suggest consulting a botanist or traditional medicine practitioner to know more about it.

Please keep in mind that any medicinal use of plants should be done under the guidance of a trained professional, and that further scientific research is needed to confirm the medicinal properties of this plant.