Lagerstroemia Speciosa - 0.5 Kg Seeds
Common name: Pride of India
Bloom time: peak of summer.
Height: 13 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
In Vietnam the plant s young leaves are consumed as vegetables, and its old leaves and mature fruit are used in traditional medicine for reducing glucose in blood.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 25-28 deg.C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with smooth, flaky bark.
- The leaves are deciduous, oval to elliptic, 8–15 cm (3.
- 9 in) long and 3–7 cm (1.
- 8 in) broad, with an acute apex.
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- plant will die with the first frost.
The leaves of the banabá and other parts are used widely in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan as a tea preparation. Banabá herb is one of the 69 herbal plants promoted by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH). In Vietnam the plant s young leaves are consumed as vegetables, and its old leaves and mature fruit are used in traditional medicine for reducing glucose in blood.
Luckily, plants are deer-resistant, so they might help keep nearby flowers from being eaten.
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