Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.
Description: A branched, evergreen shrub with broad leaves tapering at both ends. Flowers are white, bi-lipped, arranged in dense and short spikes. It is found growing wild throughout the tropical and subtropical parts of the country. It is also grown as hedge.
How to Grow: Due to its evergreen dense foliage, makes a good potted plant and can be maintained in pots of 25 to 30 cms size. It can also be grown in the ground where a mature plant needs about 1.5 sq m space. The plant also makes a nice hedge that can be maintained at heights varying from 3/4 metre to 2 metres. It likes sunlight but can also withstand partial shade and, therefore, can be kept in verandah or under some tree.
Care regime: It is a hardy plant and when planted in the ground needs only occasional watering. When grown in pots, watering twice a week is adequate. The plant needs periodic pruning to maintain its shape and size.
Parts Used: Leaves and roots
Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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