How to grow and care for Narra

Written by Maggie

Jan 12 2021

How to grow and care for Narra

Narra ornamental value is high, body is beautiful. There are a lot of people who want to grow, but the growing method of Narra is more difficult. Today we'll talk about the growing methods of Narra and Narra care.


Growing Narra


Narra Fruit in August to October, from yellow to brown pod can be picked, the fruit is non-dehiscing pod, each fruit has 1-4 seeds, pod can be stored at room temperature, after 7 months of room temperature storage, germination rate will not decrease. Seed thousand grain weight 81.0-92.2 grams.


Red sandalwood seedlings are susceptible to freezing damage at 3-5℃, so they should be selected as nursery sites with warm environments and sufficient sunlight. It is advisable to raise seedlings first and then transplant them into beds. When seedlings are 10-20 cm high, they can be grown. The seeding substrate may be river sand or sandy soil. Sow seeds with pods. The pods should be winged (cut off or burned) before sowing. When sowing, the bed surface should be scraped flat with wood first, and the pods are not overlapped. Cover the soil to see the seed as a degree, do not be too thick, otherwise it is difficult to emerge, and then cover some straw and other moisture. Seedling begins to emerge in 7 days. Generally, the germination rate of pods is more than 50%, with 2-3 seedlings per pod, as many as 4 and as few as 1. One month after the emergence of seedlings, they can be transplanted into separate beds or into container bags. The row spacing of plants in separate beds is 20 cm ×20 cm.

Spring and summer season with 1-2 cm thick branches as cuttings, about 5 cm in diameter of the bud is also often used for cuttings, and it can also be used for 2-3 years of big tree cuttings, the survival rate is high, cutting 3-6 months after the nursery.


Narra in Quanzhou south coastal area before the house after the house, four side ground or elevation of 100 meters below the gentle slope can afforestation, afforestation is appropriate in the rainy season. Afforestation seedlings with 40 cm high container seedlings effect is better, 7 days after transplanting to start new roots, 10 days after the start of growth. Bare root seedling afforestation general seedling height should reach about 1 meter, too large seedling should be truncated. Woodland should be a Qingshan hole, hole size of 60 cm ×60 cm ×40 cm. Base fertilizer has a better afforestation effect. The planting density was 2 m x 3 m or 2 m x 4 m. Pure forest can be built or mixed with other tree species. The mixed tree species can choose short rotation period tree species such as acacia thick pod, acacia big leaf as interrow mixed, which can make the sparse logging get reasonable utilization.


Narra branches and leaves of cattle and sheep especially like to eat, afforestation should be banned immediately after grazing. In order to promote the growth of young forest, after 1 month of planting, urea 50 g/plant was applied to the holes around young trees, the effect was obvious. Weeding and soil should be removed 2 times a year, and timely sprout pruning in order to cultivate good dry form. High planting density should be based on the principle of retaining the best and excluding the inferior trees to cut down the pressed and weak trees, to maintain the appropriate density of standing trees.


Narra care

Narra is a relatively good maintenance plant. It can grow in most soils, just ensure that there is sufficient light. The following are details of Narra care.

Soil care

As for the caring Narra, the first thing to do is to start from the soil. It is a plant with strong adaptability. It does not have high requirements on the soil, and can grow in sandy soil, carbon soil or rural soil.


Narra is a tropical plant in daily life, so it has a higher requirement for light. Generally, the more adequate the light, the more lush it will grow. It is best to preserve it in balconies, windows and other places where it can be exposed to astigmatism for a long time, and ensure it has at least 6 hours of light every day.

Watering care

This is a very drought resistant plant, so it has a higher requirement for water. It is best to water once every three days as far as possible in the morning or evening with low temperature, every watering to water thoroughly as far as possible to avoid the root of the plant water seriously. In the winter, reduce the frequency and amount of watering.

Fertilizing care

To make plants grow better, increase the late narra flower quantity on a regular basis to fertilize the plant is necessary, fertilizing main phase in Narra flowering before applying under phosphorus, every time don't too much fertilizer, adhere to the principle of thin fertilizer, and such Narra can grow more robust to late, and take quantity will increase.