Dichrostachys cinerea - Plant
Common name: argyle-apple
Bloom time: Rarely flowers
Height: 6.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Place plants in areas that receive full sun. Fertilize the plants with 10-10-10 fertilizer once in the springtime when new growth begins. You can do this for container or ground plants.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 20Â° to 30Â°F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water container plants regularly to keep the soil moist but not soaking wet.
- For plants grown in the ground, water them deeply during their first growing season, but reduce watering after that.
- Water only during hot, dry periods.
Annual for borders. Container plant. Houseplant. Foliage stems may be pruned for flower arrangements.
- The seeds yield a fatty oil and are used as an anthelmintic and alexipharmic; they are said to be quite effective against roundworms and threadworms.
- They are also given for coughs, flatulence, intestinal colic and dysuria and for leucoderma, psoriasis and other chronic skin-diseases.
- The seeds are made into a paste with lime juice and used for destroying pediculi.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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