Rauwolfia serpentina - Plant
Common name: Tiny Periwinkle, Vinca
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: 25Â° C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if youâ€™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 Â¾ to 1 cup for each bush, and sprinkle it around the drip line, not against the stem.
Versatile ground cover. Good cover for bulb beds. Effective on slopes or banks to stabilize soils and prevent erosion.
- 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.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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