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Plant Species of the genus Sesbania

Information about this genus
Name: Sesbania
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Demanding a warm climate, most species, even the trees, are quick growing and short lived. They can appear rather rank and untidy unless trimmed but usually make up for it with a colorful flower display. They thrive with moderately fertile, deep, well-drained soil and a position in full sun or partial shade. Water well during the flowering season and keep dry during the cooler months. Propagate from seed or half-hardened cuttings.
Description: Widespread in the tropics and subtropics, this genus encompasses some 50 species of evergreen and deciduous leguminous herbs, shrubs and trees. They have pinnate leaves that can be quite large, but their main feature is their racemes of pea-like flowers. These develop in the leaf axils and usually open in summer. Angular seed pods follow and should be removed to prolong the flowering.

Specie Vernacular Zone
exaltata
herbacea bigpod sesbania
macrocarpa
Sesbania punicea 9?11



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