From Seed to Harvest: A Beginner’s Guide to Chandan Tree Cultivation!

Chandan or Sandalwood trees (Santalum album) are known for their fragrant wood and are commonly grown for their valuable essential oil. Here are some general steps to grow Chandan trees:

  1. Climate and Soil: Chandan trees prefer warm, humid climates and well-draining soil. They can be grown in a variety of soils, but it’s best to plant them in slightly acidic to neutral soil with good drainage.
  2. Propagation: Chandan trees are typically propagated through seeds or cuttings. If you’re using seeds, soak them in water for 24 hours before planting them in a pot or directly in the ground. If you’re using cuttings, take them from healthy trees and plant them in a pot with well-draining soil.
  3. Watering and Fertilization: Water your Chandan trees regularly but make sure the soil doesn’t become waterlogged. Fertilize the trees with a balanced fertilizer every two to three months during the growing season.
  4. Pruning: Prune your Chandan trees to shape them and remove any dead or diseased wood. Pruning can also help increase the yield of the tree.
  5. Pest and Disease Control: Chandan trees are susceptible to various pests and diseases, including scale insects and fungal infections. Keep an eye out for any signs of infestation and treat the tree as necessary.
  6. Harvesting: Chandan trees typically take 15-20 years to mature and produce heartwood, which is the source of the valuable essential oil. Harvesting should be done carefully to ensure the tree isn’t damaged.

Growing Chandan trees can be a rewarding experience, but it requires patience and proper care. It’s also important to note that Chandan trees are slow-growing and can be difficult to grow in certain regions.

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