Rauwolfia serpentina - Plant

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Tiny Periwinkle, Vinca
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Rauvolfia serpentina, or Indian snakeroot is a species of flower in the family Apocynaceae. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and East Asia. Common English names include devil pepper and snakeroot.

Common name: Tiny Periwinkle, Vinca
Color: blue
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Before you plant, be sure that you choose varieties proven in your climate. When in doubt, All-America Rose Selections winners are good bets. Or check with your local nursery.If you order plants from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest).

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 25° C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if you’re harvesting for the kitchen).
  • Once a month between April and July, apply a balanced granular fertilizer (5-10-5 or 5-10-10).
  • Allow ¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.


Special Feature:
Versatile ground cover. Good cover for bulb beds. Effective on slopes or banks to stabilize soils and prevent erosion.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Sarpagandha (snakeroot) Medicinal herb uses.
  • Rauwolfia serpentina (Sarpagandha) also know as Black snakeroot or Indian snakeroot or devil pepper, an evergreen plant, has been in use since 4000 years in Indian medicine.
  • An erect under-shrub, it is a species of flowering plants.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

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