Annatto, Bixa Orellana, Shendri, Sindur (Orange Color) - Plant
Common name: Achiote, anato, annatto,
Bloom time: Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall, Early winter.
Height: 0.5 to 3ft.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 55°F (13°C).
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- Zinnias will die with the first frost.
It is also grown in other tropical or subtropical regions of the world, including Central America, Africa and Asia. The heart-shaped fruit are brown or reddish brown at maturity, and are covered with short, stiff hairs.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
The plant is considered harmful/poisionous for children and pets.
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