How To Grow Amla Plants

Growing Amla Seeds: A Guide to Grow the Indian Gooseberry Tree

What are Amla Seeds?

Amla seeds, also known as Indian gooseberry seeds, are the seeds of the Amla tree (Emblica officinalis). Amla is a small, green fruit that is highly valued in Ayurvedic medicine for its numerous health benefits. The seeds of the Amla fruit can be used to grow new Amla trees.

Where can I buy Amla Seeds?

Amla seeds can be obtained from mature Amla fruits. You can buy Amla seeds at Kumar's Garden. This is the best place to buy seeds as they guarantee germination rates. 

How do I prepare Amla Seeds for planting?

To prepare Amla seeds for planting, follow these steps:

  1. Remove the seeds from the Amla fruit.
  2. Wash the seeds thoroughly to remove any pulp or residue.
  3. Soak the seeds in water overnight to enhance germination.

What is the best time to plant Amla Seeds?

The best time to plant Amla seeds is during the spring season when the temperature is mild and the chances of frost are low. This will provide the seeds with optimal conditions for germination and growth.

How do I plant Amla Seeds?

Follow these steps to plant Amla seeds:

  1. Fill a pot or container with well-draining soil.
  2. Make a small hole in the soil, about 1 inch deep.
  3. Place the Amla seed in the hole and cover it with soil.
  4. Water the soil lightly to keep it moist.

How long does it take for Amla Seeds to germinate?

Amla seeds usually take around 2 to 4 weeks to germinate. However, germination time can vary depending on various factors such as temperature, soil moisture, and seed quality.

How do I care for Amla seedlings?

To care for Amla seedlings:

  • Place the pot or container in a sunny location where the seedlings can receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
  • Water the seedlings regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged.
  • Protect the seedlings from extreme temperatures and strong winds.
  • Fertilize the seedlings with a balanced organic fertilizer once a month.

When can I expect to harvest Amla fruits?

Amla trees usually start bearing fruits after 1 to 4 years of growth. Once the trees start producing fruits, you can expect to harvest Amla fruits annually.

Amla Fruit in Basket

Are there any specific growing conditions for Amla trees?

Amla trees thrive in tropical and subtropical regions. They prefer well-draining soil and require regular watering. Amla trees can tolerate a wide range of soil pH levels but prefer slightly acidic to neutral soil.


Can I grow Amla trees in containers?

Yes, Amla trees can be grown in containers. Choose a large container with good drainage and fill it with well-draining potting soil. Place the container in a sunny location and follow the same planting and care instructions as for in-ground Amla trees.



Growing Amla seeds can be a rewarding experience, allowing you to enjoy the health benefits of fresh Amla fruits. By following the proper planting and care instructions, you can successfully grow your own Amla tree and have a bountiful harvest in the years to come.

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