Neem tree is found in abundance in tropical and semi-tropical regions like India, Burma. It cannot grow in extreme cold climate, though it can survive without much rainfall. It is an ideal plant as it can be grown indoors and requires least maintenance. Most of the problems relating to the growth of neem are due to over watering, in case the neem leaves begin to turn yellow, it is a
sign of over watering or that the tree has been given too much
Description of Neem
Neem is a tall evergreen tree having small bright green leaves. It is up to 100 feet tall.
The stem of a neem tree can grow up to a diameter of 2.5-3 m. The bark is rough and can be pale or greyish-black in color. Bark of neem is used to manufacture pesticides.
Neem tree bears small white colored
flowers and star shaped, with a pleasant smell.
Neem tree generally bear fruits between
the age of 3 and 5, and the fruits are edible.
The name is derived from the Persian word "azaddhirakt" which means "noble tree".
Meliaceae, The mahogany tree family
Popular Names of Neem in India
Nim, Neemgachh, Neem
Tamaka, Thin, Thinboro Tamakha, Bowtamaka,
Limba, Limbado, Leemgo, Danu-jhada, Kohalu
Nim, Nimb, Bal-nimb, Neem, Nind
Bevinamara, Bevu, Hebbevu, Kiri-bevu
Aryaveppu, Veppu, Aryaveshnu, Rajavedhu,
Kadukhajur, Limba, Limb, Nimbay, Bakayan,
Kakopholo, Limbo, Nimbu, Nimo
Bakam, Bukhain, Drekh, Nim, Neem, Mahaneem
Arishta, Nimba, Minbaka
Nimbanuv, Vepa, Yeppa, Yapa, Vepachettu,
Neem Names in Different Countries
Latin America :
Paraiso de India, Margosa
United Kingdom :
Indian Lilac, Neem
Azadirac de I'Inde, Margosier, Margousier
Indischer Zedrach, Grossblaettiger Zedrach, Niem, Nim, Niembaum
Tamaka, Bowtamaka, Thin, Thinboro Tamakha, Tamabin, Tama
Nimuri, Nimmi, Limbo
Mempheuh, Imba, Intaran, Mindi, Mimbo
Neeb, Azad Darakth e Hind, Nib
Margosa, Amargoseira, Nimbo
Sri Lanka :
Sadao India, Kwinin, Dao
Papua New Guinea :
Babo Yaro, Dogon Yaro