In Hinduism, Amla is regarded as a sacred tree attributed to Goddess Lakshmi. It is worshiped as the Mother Earth and is believed to nurture humankind because the fruits are very nourishing. It stimulates spiritual purity. The tree attracts wildlife. It is a source of food for number of birds and wild animals.
It calms tridoshas.
Horticulturists say gooseberry requires less water, and maintenance is almost nil. It can survive even in extreme drought conditions.
AMLA AND ATMOSPHERE
This tree keeps the atmosphere clean. It invigorates the air.
AMLA AND SAPOTA
If Sapotas are planted with them, they don’t need any special maintenance. They can be planted at an interval of every four Amla trees.
Flowers above the leaves are male. Flowers below the leaves are female. Female flowers are lesser in number.
HELP FOR GROWTH
Irrigation with a decoction of Black Gram (Masha) helps in the growth.
Amla should never be planted alone as they depend on other trees for flowering. Two or three trees, preferably different varieties should be planted.