Lucky Bean Tree
Lush, dark green foliage gracefully drapes tall deep gray branches of this large evergreen tree that grows up to 12 meters and is found along riverbanks, valleys and forests of East Asia. Small yellow-green flowers crowd among the canopy, almost inconspicuous among leaves. Plant seeds in well drained sandy soil, making sure to keep moist at a temperature between 70 and 80 degrees F.
1. Oil is extracted from the seed for burning
2. The wood is used for construction and tool making
3. The seeds are strung onto necklaces and are often given to children as a protection from disease
4. Grown as an ornamental in India