Really Easy, Low Maintenance
- Water once every two weeks
- The White Princess loves bright light
- Let the soil dry out in between waterings
- The perfect indoor plant as its likes to be warm
- That is pretty much it. Sit back with your feet on the table & watch this beautiful green creation grow in all of its glory!
Where To Put Me?
Fool-Proof Guide to Keeping Me Alive!
- Living Room
Young trees can grow asymmetrical with branches often drooping toward the ground. Staking and proper pruning will help develop a well shaped and structured crown.
It has great value in medicine. It is known as aragvadha, meaning “disease killer”. The root is considered a purgative, and self-medication or any use without medical supervision is strongly advised against in Ayurvedic texts. The flesh of the fruit is used as a laxative, while the bark can be used to treat skin infections.
Ghaf trees (Prosopis cineraria) of UAE are considered as the National tree of UAE. In Abu Dhabi they are seen in the north eastern part of the Emirate. They are the largest trees in the sand sheets and dunes which depend on ground water for its survival. They have striated trunk, bipinnate leaves and have small thorns at the younger stage. The flowers are yellow and fruit is a pod which encloses several seeds.
The ghaf trees are a part of tradition and culture of UAE. The leaves are used as fodder, and also used as salad as they are rich source of protein; the honey from the flowers is of high quality. They have been used traditionally for medicinal purposes as well. They provide shade and shelter for humans and animals. They provide microhabitat for plants, birds and insects. Birds such as eagle owl and ravens built their nest on the tree
Native range extends from Northern Australia through Malesia and Indochina into China, Japan and India. The species have become naturalised in tropical and sub-tropical forests worldwide, where it has caused severe ecological damage in some cases. Scindapsus aureus can become a highly invasive species when introduced into tropical countries where it is not native. Having no natural enemies, it completely overgrows the forest floor as well as the trunks of trees, causing severe ecological disruption.
This tree with pretty white star-shaped flowers and large round fruits is widely planted along our roadsides and in our parks. It is also sometimes seen growing wild in our mangroves, seashores and tidal rivers. According to Giesen, it is found in coastal forest and landward margins of mangroves and along rivers. It has a limited salt tolerance, and occurs on clays or sandy soils.