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Stachytarpheta (Any Color) - Plant

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The flowers are attractive to a variety of insects.Parts of the plant contain the iridoid glycoside ipolamiide, which inhibits insect predation on the plant.

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Description for Stachytarpheta (Any Color)

This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower.

Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family. The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose, Malabar banded swallowtail, and grass yellow and hummingbirds.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Pink snakeweed Any color Spring to autumn 61 to 91cm Easy to grow

Planting and care

Dig a hole 2 to 3 times as deep as the bulbs are high and set the bulb in the hole pointy side up. Fill the hole with soil and tamp gently.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium 26 degrees F. Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Stachytarpheta

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.

Typical uses of Stachytarpheta

Special features: The leaves are attractive, crinkled and toothed. It is a perennial shrub that becomes woody toward the base of the stem as is grows to about one-year-old. Plants grow about 4 feet tall by 6-feet wide before stems droop and touch the ground.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Stachytarpheta cayennensis is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family known by This plant has some uses in traditional medicine.

References

  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Blue%20Porterweed.html
  • https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Stachytarpheta&rlz=1C1GTPM_enIN594IN594&oq=Stachytarpheta&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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