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Azadirachta indica (Neem) Leaves and FruitBy Forest and Kim Starr CC BY 2.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Azadirachta indica

Often called the Wonder Tree, the neem has been used for centuries in Asia as an insecticide and for medicinal purposes. The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost sensitive. Weed warning: in Dry Tropics Neem tree regenerates easily and can be a weed problem. They can also self seed in subtropical regions.

Other Names: Margosa
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$14.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 20-30cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Indian Favourite (#IndianFavourite), Pest Control Plant (#PestControlPlant)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December




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Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Neem Tree Share Your Review & Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Neem Tree

Take 5-6 organic neem leaf capsules per day over a six week period to create infertility. Neem will not negatively affect libido or sex drive in any way. The infertility is also reversible after you stopping consuming neem after a several days. | John - Brisbane, QLD 02-Mar-2013

Neem Tree

Neem leaves can be used to store clothes as well. Alternative to Moth/Napthalene balls | Gurpreet Singh - Woodcroft, NSW 01-Mar-2012

Neem Tree

Make sure not to over water,and i have seen mine get tip moth when young | Shane - Coffs Habour, NSW 17-May-2010

Neem Tree

Grows 3 times faster if seasol is put every week for the first 3 months. | Lauda Chute - Dandenong, VIC 17-Jan-2010

Neem Tree

What variety wld be the grafted one being sold here? sweet or bitter? I hear from ppl that there is also a large & small leaf the grafted variety here small leafed? | S.l. - Quakers Hill, NSW 03-Feb-2009

Neem Tree

There are two varieties of neem-sweet and bitter. Burn a small twig with leaves and smoke an area to get rid of mossies. Chew a (a bit each day) toothbrush size twig as a teeth cleanser. Sweet neem is preferred. | Viren Aggarwal - Frenchs Forest, NSW 13-Jan-2009

Neem Tree

The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost senstive. 140mm | $12.90 AU | Eva Fezer - Bedfordale, WA 11-Dec-2008

Neem Tree

The natural insecticide azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. Frost senstive. 140mm | $12.90 AU | Eva Fezer - Bedfordale, W. A 11-Dec-2008

Neem Tree

Do not plant near sewer pipes as it invades them readily. | Colin Burt - Hervey Bay, QUEEN 24-Aug-2008
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Neem Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Mgds31j13's Edible Fruits
Update: 150 days 17hrs

Comments: - Throws shade, evergreen.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: No pests

Organic Status:Organic

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