I brought this plant from a local nursery (Jaipur, India), I put this in a big pot few weeks ago but this is growing really fast. I brought this of around 3 feet and now its around 6 feet. I would like to know name of this plant (looks like a tree now). If anybody know "hindi" name of this plant that would be great. enter image description here enter image description here enter image description here

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I believe that you most certainly have either a Ceiba or Bombax here. The leaves of several species of both genera are very similar and would most likely require a flower for positive ID.

Hindi Common names:

Bombax - शाल्मली Shalmali, सेमल Semal

Ceiba - Safed semal सफ़ेद सेमल

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I believe you have a beautiful specimen of the Indian Horsechestnut. Kanor and Bankhor are listed as the Hindi names, and you should be able to confirm that.

Word to the wise, this is a tree, and appears to grow spectacular in size. I don't think it is going to be happy in the pot for long!


I'm not 100% on this, but the first thing that came to mind when I saw it was a Schefflera or Umbrella tree. It also resembles a vitex/chaste tree.

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