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Which is the best host plant for Sandalwood?
Last Updated: 11th April, 2021
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Just so, what are the host plants for Sandalwood?
The hosts to sandalwood tree ratios arevery less and studies are conducted on the relations on hostand sandalwood in their nutrient exchange. In India , thereare 4–5 species successful as hosts like 1. Dalbergialatifolia, pongamia , pyerocarpus indicus, neem and soon.
Furthermore, why is growing sandalwood illegal? Today, we can grow the trees but it isillegal to cut and harvest the wood, use it or sell it inthe open market. Permission is required from the state forestdepartment, which sends its officials to cut the tree and buy thesandalwood. Such restrictions dissuade most people fromgrowing sandalwood trees.
Also know, can you grow sandalwood?
Sandalwood (Santalum sp.) is a large shrub ortree hardy in zones 10-11. While there are over 100 species ofsandalwood plants, most varieties are native to India,Hawaii or Australia. Depending on variety and location,sandalwood may grow as 10-foot-tall (3 m.) shrubs ortrees up to 30 feet tall (9 m.).
How long does sandalwood take to grow?
Though returns on sandalwood cultivationare very high in which naturally grown sandalwood treetakes 30 years to be ready for harvesting whereas intensivecultivation in organic methods gives quick results in 10 to 15years.