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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta - Plant

cryptolepis-sanguinolenta
cryptolepis-sanguinolenta
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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a climbing shrub producing thin stems up to 8 metres long that scramble over the ground and twine into other plants for support.
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4 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

Plant height: 1.0 - 1.7 inches
Plant spread:

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. An extract from the root is traditionally used in West Africa to treat malaria. The alkaloid cryptolepine is a potent antimalarial.

Common name(s): Wax Leaved Climber, Indian sarsaparilla
Flower colours: Deep blue
Bloom time: July to September
Max reachable height: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and care

Dark Knight features a profuse, shrub-covering bloom of fragrant, deep bluish-purple flowers in terminal and axillary clusters (cymes) from late summer into fall. Ovate to lance-shaped, dull green leaves (to 1.5" long) are silvery below. May be found sold under that name Black Knight .

Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 38.24C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

    Tolerates some drought. Intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. Roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, but top growth is only reliably winter hardy to USDA Zone 7. Thus, stems will often die to the ground in the cold winters of Zones 5 and 6, with roots surviving to push up new stems in spring.

Typical uses of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta

Special features: Perennial borders. Shrub borders. Very effective in large groups or massed. Also effective as a low hedge. Valued for its late summer to fall flowers when few other shrubs are in bloom.

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: na

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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