Plant growth and development is influenced by environmental conditions such as light intensity, which refers to the total amount of light that plants receive and degree of brightness that plant is exposed for photosynthesis process and also soil texture control mineralization by influencing aeration moisture status. This study investigates seedling growth performance of Khaya senegalensis (Welw.) C.DC under different Light Intensity (LI) and soil textural classes (25%, 50%, 75% and 100%) and five textural classes of soil (Sand, Sandyloam, Loamy sand, Loam and clay). 4×5 factorial experiment in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was used and result from the study revealed that highest mean height (8.72 cm) was recorded in seedling under 25%LI, highest collar diameter was recorded in 100%LI and seedling under all treatments produced 4 leaves. It revealed that Khaya senegalensis can strive on wide ranges of soil and radiation. It is a good candidate species for enrichment planting.
Key Words: Khaya senegalensis, Light intensity, Soil textural classes, Seedling height, Collar diameter