Shankhpushpi, Sankaphuli - Plant

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Mangalya kusuma,Convolvulus pluricaulis Chois
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Convolvulus pluricaulis is an herb found in India and Burma that is used in Ayurveda. The Ayurveda preparation shankapushpi is, according to most sources, identical with Convolvulus pluricaulis, but some say shankapushpi is Clitoria ternatea.

Common name: Mangalya kusuma,Convolvulus pluricaulis Chois
Color: Pink
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Plant bulbs in autumn. Plants do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 25±2°C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.


Special Feature:
Provides attractive ornamental cover for fences, decks, trellises or other structures around the home. Containers. Hanging baskets.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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