Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Cultivation of horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum


Characteristics of the plant




Deciduous tree of the family Hipocastanaceae till 15 to 20 tall. Stem erect, reddish brown, with streaks. Leaves opposite, dark green, and long stalked with 7 leaflets ovate-lanceolate, serrated margin, wider towards the apex.

Flowers pink or white, rarely yellow, grouped in clusters of pyramidal shape. Calyx consists of 5 petals with a wavy red spot at its base. With 5 sepals.

Fruits in capsule, covered with spines, with 1 to 3 cells, containing the brown seeds (nuts). It blooms from early spring to midsummer. The fruits ripen in autumn.


Water it regularly, especially in summer, when the soil t should not be allowed to dry, so that the leaves don't become brown and fall. A good system is to provide him a mulch to avoid the evaporation.

gardening pot

Used as a park or garden tree.


Plant it in full sun


Propagate it from seeds in spring, or hard cuttings at the end of autumn


It can leave in any soil type, well drained and not very compact. In general, it doesn't require fertilizer.

Another species of "Aesculus"

Aesculus californica----------------- California buckeye

Aesculus x carnea--------- -----------Red horse chestnut

Aesculus flava --------------------- Sweet buckeye

Aesculus glabra ---------------- ---- Ohio buckeye

Aesculus indica ---------------------Indian horse chestnut

Aesculus parviflora------------------ Bottlebrush buckeye

Aesculus pavia---------------------- Red buckeye

Aesculus turbinata-------------------Japanese horse chestnut

punto rojo More information about plants cultivation in the listing above.

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