- Place of origin: South Asia, South East Asia.
- Description: The Amalaki (Sanskrit) is a wild deciduous tree growing to 20 m. The leaves are fern-like and the flowers are tiny , yellow-green. Fruits are orange-brown, small and juicy with a tarty flavor.
- Grow best: In tropical conditions in bright sunlight, in well-drained, loamy soil. Regular and abundant watering is only needed when the trees are young. Older trees need watering thrice a month in Summer.
- Use: The fruits and all the parts of the tree find use in Ayurvedic medicine.
Gardening Tips: Easy to care for. Appropriate pruning and checks for pests will keep the tree healthy and bearing fruits in the summer months.