Indigofera species - Plant

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Indigofera kirilowii
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Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates alkaline soils and some drought. Intolerant of the hot and humid summers of the deep South. Plants may suffer some tip damage or die to the ground in harsh winters, but should come back nicely.

Common name: Indigofera kirilowii
Color: Rose
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Prepare a garden bed by mixing sandy, loamy soil mix into the topsoil of the garden. Indigo plants thrives in slightly alkaline soil but can also tolerate neutral or slightly acidic soils. Soil must be well-drained.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 70 to 80 F.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Plant indigo plants 4 to 5 feet apart in the early evening and water the soil until thoroughly moist.
  • Water once each day for the first two weeks until the plants become established.

  • Do not fertilize indigo plants.
  • As a legume, indigo plants can absorb nitrogen from the air and grow well in nutrient-deficient soil.


Special Feature:
Mixed borders or foundation plantings. Also effective as part of a naturalized planting.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Unverified information In Brazil, West Indian Indigo is one of the reputed remedies for snake bites, and in the United States it is often applied to the stings of bees and other insects.
  • In Mexico, the leaves as a cataplasm or in decoction are applied to the forehead of children with fever and to any painful area.
  • The seeds in powder form are a cure for ulcers.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-indigofera-tinctoria-74599.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d530 http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Indigofera+species&stpos=0&stype=AND
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