Serenoa repens silver - Plant
Common name: Saw palmetto
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
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. Water trapped beneath the scales may rot the bulb, so a well-drained site is essential.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temprature: 15 and 30 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Diligently water your plants.
- Soak the entire root zone at least twice a week in dry summer weather.
- Avoid frequent shallow sprinklings, which wonâ€™t reach the deeper roots and may encourage fungus.
- Plants do best with 90 inches of rain per year, so unless you live in a rain forest, water regularly.
Provides color and contrast for the herb garden, wild garden, native plant garden, meadow or naturalized area.
- Saw palmetto extract.
- Saw palmetto extract is an extract of the fruit of Serenoa repens.
- It is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols.
- It has been used in traditional, eclectic, and alternative medicine to treat a variety of conditions, in particular benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use
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