Brazilian plume, Jacobina (Pink) - Plant

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Justicia carnea
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Catharanthus roseus (Vinca) also known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle or Sadabahar is grown as an ornamental plant in the garden. This is a 1m tall perennial herb with oppositely arranged leaves.

Common name: Justicia carnea
Color: pink, red, lilac, white
Bloom time: in early spring.
Height: 4-5 feet tall.
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Plant jacobinia in shaded, well drained beds having richsoil. Work organic matter, such as compost, into the soil prior to planting to improve soil quality and drainage.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 18-20° C.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Pinch off the tip of each growing stem in spring when the plant begins actively growing.
  • Tip removal encourages branching and leads to a fuller plant.


Special Feature:
Catharanthus roseus is used as an anticancer agent. It is most effective for the treatment of lung cancer.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Catharanthus roseus is a tropical plant used for medicinal purpose.
  • The plant contains 2 types of active compound such as alkaloid and tannins.
  • The plant contains resperine.
  • The plant has a long history of use as medicine in Ayurveda and Unani.

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


Note:
for medicinal use,

Reference:
http://www.homeremediess.com/medicinal-plant-catharanthus-roseus-vinca-benefits-and-images/ http://bagvani-gardeningtips.blogspot.in/2011/05/jacobinia-justicia-carnea-jacobinia.html
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