Furkeria - Plant
Common name: Aechmea gamosepala, Bromeliaceae,
Bloom time: june to july
Height: 8-10 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Prune plant every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material. Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools. Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands.
- Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.
Croton tiglium oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat severe constipation, heal lesions, and is used as a purgative. It is a source of the organic compound phorbol and its tumor-promoting esters such as 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate. In the Amazon the red latex from the species Croton lechleri, known as Sangre de Drago (Dragon s blood), is used as a "liquid bandage", as well as for other medicinal purposes, by native peoples.
- Benefits of turmeric in medicinal use by treatment of digestive disorders, liver
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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