• Sapindus mukorossi
    Soap Nut

    Growing in the lower foothills of the Himalayas in altitudes up to 4,000 feet is Sapindus mukorossi, commonly known for the fruit it produces, soap berries. During the summer small green-white flowers decorate and accent the lush umbrella-like canopy of the tree. It can take up to 10 years from planting for the tree to fruit. The small, leather-like fruit appears in July-August and ripens by early winter, yellow in color ripening to black and containing 1-3 seeds each. This tree grows well in clay soils and requires adequate water. Lush foliage makes this perfect as a standard or tropical container plant.

    Fun Facts:

    1. Sapindus mukorossi contains the highest saponin (a natural detergent) content of all soap nut trees.
    2. The fruit is used in Ayurvedic shampoos and cleansers.
    3. Known as the Ritha tree in Nepal.
    Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. See below for more information.

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