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Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Plant

Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Plant
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The Brahma Kamal or the lotus of Lord Brahma is a rare a flower that you can find. This rare lotus is considered to be a magical flower because it is rare.
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Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum Plant
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Description for Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Plant height: 3 - 5 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

The Brahma Kamal is the most revered flower of the Himalayas. It is an excellent example of plant life at high mountains (3,000-4,600 m). The flowers found in monsoons and abundant in high-altitude places like The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.

It blooms only once in 14 years. The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years.

The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years. The myth goes that every time a Brahma Kamal blooms, the wishes of the person(s) who see it blooming will come true.

In reality, the flower blooms once is a couple of years and not 14 years but watching it bloom is truly a spiritual experience.

The scientific name for this magical flower is Saussurea obvallata. As the scientific name indicates, it is actually a type of cactus although kamal means lotus.

Common name(s): Brahma Kamal
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: June to September
Max reacahble height: 0.3 m (1 ft)
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

The plant must be planted just before winter. It is used to growing in the chilly Himalayan region, so a bit of favourable cold weather will help it grow better. To grow this flower you need plenty of indirect sunshine and, a very fertile but rocky soil.

We are not talking about the deeply silted soil of the lowlands but rough mountain soil. The soil needs to be well-draining soil so that it retains minimum water.

As the Brahma Kamal is a type of cactus, it does not need too much water. You must water it once in two to three days unless you are in a really dry place. Never over water this plant as it will get waterlogged and die. This plant will never grow too tall.

It remains at the height of a shrub for years. Once it achieves its full height you can make cuttings out of it and plant them in separate pots. The blooming begins sometime in the late evening and the flower reaches its full bloom during or after 10 pm at night.

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 19 to 25 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Brahma Kamal

  • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
  • Keep moist in winter.

Harvesting

NA

Typical uses of Brahma Kamal

Special features: It is Used to treat cerebral ischemia and paralysis of the limbs. Infact we can say the entire plant is used.

Culinary use: NA

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

Medicinal use: This plant is applied to cuts and bruises as local medicine. Brahma Kamal is s herb in Tibetan medicine and it is Sah-du Goh-ghoo. It has a somewhat bitter taste and it promotes heat. It is Used to treat cerebral ischemia and paralysis of the limbs. In fact we can say the entire plant is used. Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.valleyofflowers.info/flowers-found-in-valley-of-flowers/brahma-kamal-king-of-himalayan-flowers/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Brahma%20Kamal.html

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5 / 5 Shivakumar Shivapujimath 30 October 2018
Its wrong inflation that, its blooms once in 14 yrs.. I have plant from last 14 yers and ht wl b apprx 8ft and evry yr its blooming and that more than 10 flowers at a time, we wt till 12 midnight and perform pooja.
5 / 5 suvabrata biswas 19 July 2018
got healthy plant
5 / 5 Senthil Kumar N 02 July 2018
Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!
4 / 5 Dhiraj Gome 02 July 2018
Just too beautiful! Plant is very positive and green...Feeling so good
5 / 5 sonveer 02 July 2018
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

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