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Pithecellobium Dulce, Jungle Jalebi - Plant

Pithecellobium Dulce, Jungle Jalebi - Plant

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Immerse yourself in the exotic allure of Pithecellobium Dulce Jungle Jalebi Plant, commonly known as Jungle Jalebi, a botanical marvel available at Vermi Organics. This tropical treasure is celebrated for its unique appearance, featuring delicate, fern-like foliage and intriguing, twisted pods resembling a sweet jalebi. Explore the enchanting world of Jungle Jalebi and elevate your outdoor spaces with this distinctive and eye-catching plant.

About: Pithecellobium Dulce Jungle Jalebi Plant, a member of the pea family (Fabaceae), is a tropical tree native to Central and South America. Also known as Manila Tamarind, Sweet Tamarind, or Jungle Jalebi, this species has found its way into gardens around the world due to its ornamental value and distinctive features. Vermi Organics is delighted to offer this unique plant, allowing enthusiasts to embrace the tropical charm of Jungle Jalebi.

Benefits: Beyond its visual appeal, Pithecellobium Dulce Jungle Jalebi Plant provides a range of benefits for outdoor spaces. The lush foliage offers shade, making it an excellent choice for creating a cool retreat in gardens or landscapes. The tree's adaptability and resilience make it suitable for various climates, and its attractive appearance adds a touch of the tropics to any garden setting.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): Jungle Jalebi is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in tropical and subtropical climates. Its preference for full sunlight and the need for ample space make it better suited for outdoor cultivation. Plant it in gardens, parks, or other outdoor landscapes where its graceful form and distinctive features can be fully appreciated.

Care: Caring for Pithecellobium dulce requires attention to its tropical preferences. This tree thrives in well-draining soil and benefits from regular watering, especially during dry periods. Pruning can be done to shape the tree and remove dead or crowded branches. While it is relatively low-maintenance, Jungle Jalebi rewards gardeners with its unique appearance and the promise of occasional, fragrant blossoms.

Common Names: Pithecellobium dulce goes by several common names, reflecting its popularity and the diversity of its characteristics. Some commonly used names include Jungle Jalebi, Manila Tamarind, Sweet Tamarind, Madras Thorn, and Monkeypod. These names highlight the tree's appearance, origin, and its association with the Tamarind family.


  • Scientific Name: Pithecellobium dulce
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Height: Up to 50 feet
  • Width: 30 to 40 feet
  • Light Requirements: Full sunlight
  • Watering: Regular, especially during dry periods
  • Foliage: Compound, fern-like leaves
  • Flowers: Small, fragrant, pale pink to white blossoms
  • Fruit: Twisted pods resembling a jalebi, containing edible pulp
  • Temperature: Thrives in tropical and subtropical climates

Special Features: Jungle Jalebi possesses special features that set it apart and contribute to its allure:

  • Twisted Seed Pods: The tree produces distinctive, twisted seed pods that resemble the popular Indian sweet, jalebi, adding a unique aesthetic element.
  • Edible Pulp: The pods contain edible pulp with a sweet and tangy flavor, making it a potential treat for those willing to explore its culinary uses.
  • Fragrant Blossoms: Although not consistently present, Jungle Jalebi occasionally produces small, fragrant blossoms, enhancing the sensory experience in the garden.


  • Ornamental Tree: Plant Jungle Jalebi as an ornamental tree in gardens or landscapes, where its unique appearance and twisted seed pods add visual interest.
  • Shade Provider: With its spreading canopy and compound leaves, the tree is an excellent choice for providing shade in gardens, parks, or other outdoor settings.
  • Culinary Exploration: While not a primary fruit tree, the edible pulp in Jungle Jalebi pods invites culinary experimentation, offering a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Tropical Landscapes: Incorporate Jungle Jalebi into tropical-themed landscapes, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of exotic locations.
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