Phyllanthus Emblica / Amalaki


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Family: Phyllanthaceae
Genus: Phyllanthus
Species: Emblica
Indian Gooseberry, Amla, Aonla, Emblic, Amloki, Nelli, Dhatri, Amalaki


Phyllanthus Emblica (syn. Emblica Officinalis), the Indian gooseberry, or amla, is a deciduous tree of the Phyllanthaceae family. It is known for its edible fruit of the same name. The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 8 to 18 m in height, with a crooked trunk and spreading branches. The branchlets are glabrous or finely pubescent, 10–20 cm long, usually deciduous; the leaves are simple, subsessile, and closely set along branchlets, light green, resembling pinnate leaves. The flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish-yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows. Ripening in autumn, the berries are harvested by hand after climbing to upper branches bearing the fruits. The taste of Indian gooseberry is sour, bitter, and astringent, and it is quite fibrous. In India, it is common to eat gooseberries steeped in saltwater and turmeric to make the sour fruits palatable. Fruits are often eaten raw, sprinkled with sugar. They are also baked into desserts and used in preparing beverages. It is also used to straighten hair.

Sowing instructions :

Sow Indoors: All year round – press seeds slightly into the soil

Germination Time: 30-60 Days

Season: Perrenial

Bloom Season: Spring / Winter

Environment: Sun / Partial Shade

Soil Type: Rich / Average/ Dry / Moist well-drained, pH 6.6-7.5

USDA Zones: 11 / 10-15°C ( Can be grown like houseplant )

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

50 seeds


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