Karonda (Carissa carandas) Plant


  • Live plant along with the 6-inch plastic pot.
  • The plant height is 12-18 inches.
  • Full sun to partial shade, moderate watering.
  • Drought-resistant, can grow in various soil types

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Karonda (Carissa carandas) Plant

Karonda (Carissa carandas), known as karonda or caranda berry, belongs to the family Apocynaceae and is a species of flowering shrub or small tree. Native to the Indian subcontinent, it finds wide distribution in tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, encompassing countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Feature of Carissa Carandas Plant:-

  • Scientific Name: Carissa carandas
  • Common Names: Karonda, caranda berry
  • Plant Type: Shrub or small tree
  • Size: 3-5 meters in height
  • Fruit: Small, round, green berries turning red and white when ripe, about 2 cm in diameter
  • Taste: Sour
  • Leaves: Leathery, glossy
  • Flowers: Small, fragrant, white
  • Hardiness: Drought-resistant, can grow in various soil types

Cares of Karonda Plant:-

  1. Sunlight: Needs more than six hours of sunshine each day and not only survives but also thrives in full sun.
  2. Watering: Watering: Regular but avoid waterlogged.
  3. Soil that drains well: This prevents root problems.
  4. Pruning: After fruiting, shape for growth.
  5. Fertilization: Feed during the growing season.
  6. Pest Control: Keep an eye out for pests and take action quickly.
  7. Drought Tolerant: Once established, tolerates dry times.
  8. Mulching: Use to keep moisture in and weeds out.
  9. Container Growth: Can be grown in pots with drainage.
  10. Cold Protection: Protect yourself from frost during the winter.

Uses of Carissa carandas fruit:

  1. Edible Berries: Karonda produces tangy, nutritious berries used in jams, pickles, and chutneys.
  2. Medicinal Value: Its leaves and fruits have medicinal properties in traditional remedies.
  3. Culinary Applications: Berries enhance flavors in dishes, desserts, and beverages.
  4. Natural Dye: The fruits yield a vibrant red dye, which is well-suited for use in textiles and various crafting endeavors.
  5. Landscaping: The thorny, evergreen shrub of Karonda finds purpose in ornamental landscaping.
  6. Hedge Planting: Preferred as a hedge due to thorns and dense growth.
  7. Wildlife Attraction: Berries draw birds, adding to garden biodiversity.
  8. Ayurvedic Uses: Traditional Ayurvedic medicine employs various parts for health benefits.
  9. Cosmetic Use: Extracts find use in beauty and skincare products.
  10. Agroforestry: Cultivated for agroforestry because of its numerous use.

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 11 × 11 × 37 cm

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