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Product DescriptionRitha ( Soap
Nut Tree ) Sapindus detergens/Sapindus mukorossi
Ritha, or soap nut tree is a beautiful, tropical, large-leaved deciduous
tree of the Asian continent. It can be grown in warm to tropical
climates, small trees can be grown inside in large tubs. Better known as
soap-nut tree in inter-continental trade, it is an important trees of
tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Indian subcontinent. Scientific
name of the species being Sapindus mukorossi, it belongs to the main
plant order Sapindaceae and family Sapindeae. The species is indigenous
to India and China and widely cultivated in upper reaches of the
Indo-Gangetic plains, Shivaliks and sub-Himalayan tracts at altitudes
varying from 200m to 1500m above mean sea level. The species flourishes
well in deep clayey loam soil and does best in areas experiencing nearly
150 to 200 cm of annual rainfall.