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Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata - Plant

Sausage Tree, Kigelia Pinnata - Plant

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Step into the world of botanical curiosity with Vermi Organics' Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata Plant, scientifically known as Kigelia pinnata. This remarkable tree, native to sub-Saharan Africa, stands out for its large, sausage-shaped fruits hanging from sturdy branches, creating a unique and intriguing spectacle. Beyond its distinctive appearance, the Sausage Tree boasts a rich cultural history and potential health benefits, making it a captivating addition to gardens and landscapes. Join us on a journey to explore the multifaceted allure of Kigelia pinnata, available at Vermi Organics.

About: Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata Plant, commonly referred to as the Sausage Tree, belongs to the Bignoniaceae family and is native to a broad range of African countries. This deciduous tree is characterized by its expansive canopy, sturdy branches, and the striking appearance of its large, elongated fruits. The Sausage Tree has long held cultural significance in various African communities, with both the fruit and bark featuring prominently in traditional medicine and rituals.

Benefits: The Sausage Tree Kigelia Pinnata Plant offers potential health benefits, and various parts of the tree have been utilized in traditional medicine:

  1. Skin Care: The fruit pulp is traditionally used for skincare, believed to have soothing and moisturizing properties.
  2. Anti-Inflammatory: Extracts from different parts of the tree are believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties, contributing to traditional medicinal practices.
  3. Antioxidant Content: Some studies suggest that the Sausage Tree may contain compounds with antioxidant properties, which can neutralize free radicals in the body.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The Sausage Tree is an outdoor plant, thriving in tropical and subtropical climates. Due to its size and growth requirements, it is best suited for spacious gardens, parks, or other outdoor landscapes where it can reach its full potential.

Care: Caring for the Sausage Tree involves providing the right conditions to support its growth and unique features:

  • Sunlight: Flourishes in full sunlight. Plant in a location where it receives direct sunlight for the majority of the day.
  • Soil: Well-draining soil is essential. The tree can tolerate a variety of soil types but prefers fertile and loamy soils.
  • Watering: While the Sausage Tree is drought-tolerant once established, regular watering is crucial during the establishment phase. Once mature, it can withstand periods of reduced water availability.
  • Pruning: Prune to shape the tree when necessary, and remove any dead or damaged branches. The tree has a naturally attractive form, and minimal pruning is typically required.

Common Names: The Sausage Tree is known by various common names across different regions, including the African Sausage Tree, Cucumber Tree, and Worsboom.


  • Height: The Sausage Tree is a large tree, capable of reaching heights between 30 to 60 feet or more.
  • Canopy Spread: The tree's canopy can spread to a width equal to or greater than its height.
  • Fruit: The most distinctive feature, the large, sausage-shaped fruit, can grow up to two feet in length. The fruit has a woody exterior and contains a pulpy interior.

Special Features:

  1. Unique Fruits: The Sausage Tree's fruits are the highlight of its appearance, resembling elongated sausages that hang in clusters from the branches.

  2. Ornamental Value: In addition to its cultural and potential medicinal significance, the Sausage Tree is prized for its ornamental value, adding a touch of exoticism to landscapes.

  3. Wildlife Attraction: The tree's flowers are known to attract pollinators, and the fruits, although not typically consumed by humans, are a food source for various wildlife species.


  1. Cultural Significance: The Sausage Tree holds cultural significance in several African communities, where it is revered for its unique appearance and utilized in traditional rituals and medicine.

  2. Ornamental Landscaping: Plant the Sausage Tree in large gardens, parks, or spacious landscapes to enhance the overall aesthetics with its distinctive form and unique fruits.

  3. Traditional Medicine: Various parts of the tree, including the fruit and bark, are traditionally used in African folk medicine for a range of purposes, including skincare and addressing certain health conditions.

  4. Wildlife Habitat: The tree's flowers and fruits attract pollinators, contributing to the biodiversity of the surrounding ecosystem and providing a food source for wildlife.

  5. Photography and Art: The Sausage Tree's unusual appearance makes it a popular subject for photography and art, capturing the imagination with its unique silhouette and fruits.

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