It is a hemiparasitic tree, native to semi-arid areas of the Indian subcontinent.
Santalum album or Indian sandalwood is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of sandalwood. It is native to India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago. This species has historically been cultivated, processed and traded since ancient times.
|Plant Height||24 inch (61 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Indian sandalwood|
|Maximum Reachable Height||15-90 cm|
|Difficulty Level||easy to grow|
Planting And Care
It should be planted in good sunlight and does not require a lot of water. The tree starts to flower after 7 yea When the tree is still young the flowers are white and with age they turn red or orange. The trunk of the tree starts to develop its fragrance after about 10 years of growth. The tree is parasitic so it gathers nutrients from its surrounding environment.
White Sandalwood Tree Care
It normally grows in sandy or stony red soils, but a wide range of soil types are inhabited. This habitat has a temperature range from 0 to 38 C and annual rainfall between 500 and 3000 mm.
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
White Sandalwood Tree Special Feature
The species have been utilized since ancient times for curing a number of ailments and diseases.
White Sandalwood Tree Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- For treating gastric irritability
- To relieve headache and control the body temperature during fever
- For healing inflamed skin
- in curing scabies and even for the removal of pimples