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Sapindus detergens, Ritha, Soap Nut Tree

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Family: Sapindaceae
Ritha, Soap Nut Tree
Origin: Tropical Asia
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunsemi-shaderegular waterethnomedicaldeciduousincuded in CD catalog

Ritha is a beautiful, tropical, large-leaved deciduous tree of the Asian continent. It can be grown in warm to tropical climates, small trees can be grown inside in large tubs. Better known as soap-nut tree in inter-continental trade, it is an important trees of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. Ritha flowers during May - June. The flowers are small and greenish white. The dried ritha fruit is most valuable part of the plant. Its fleshy portion contains saponin, which is a good substitute for washing soap and is as such used in preparation of quality shampoos, detergents, etc. Ritha seed germinates easily. To ensure cent per cent germination, the seed is soaked in lukewarm water for 24 hours and then sown.


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Ritha, Soap Nut Tree. Ritha is a beautiful, tropical, large-leaved deciduous tree of the Asian continent. It can be grown in warm to tropical climates, small trees can be grown inside in large tubs. Better known as soap-nut tree in inter-continental trade, it is an important trees of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. Ritha flowers during May - June. The flowers are small and greenish white. The dried ritha fruit is most valuable part of the plant. Its fleshy portion contains saponin, which is a good substitute for washing soap and is as such used in preparation of quality shampoos, detergents, etc. Ritha seed germinates easily. To ensure good germination, the seed is soaked in lukewarm water for 24 hours and then sown.
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Per pack:4 large seeds

7 Packs in stock

$2.95

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Sapindus detergens - Soap Nut Tree 

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Ritha, Soap Nut Tree. Ritha is a beautiful, tropical, large-leaved deciduous tree of the Asian continent. It can be grown in warm to tropical climates, small trees can be grown inside in large tubs. The dried ritha fruit is most valuable part of the plant.
It is leafless during fall-winter.
This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address. More info
California certification
Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.

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Grown in 3 gal pot, large plant

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