Madhumalti Dwarf, Rangoon Creeper - Plant
Description for Madhumalti Dwarf, Rangoon Creeper
Tender plants are reddish in colour. As they grow, the normal green colour appears. In a mature creeper, the stem becomes woody and thorns appear. Once established, it hardly dies.
Under good growing conditions , it is typically seen with lush and fresh green foliage or cascading branches with numerous axillary and terminal drooping racemose inflorescence that is simply spectacular.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Plumeria rubra, Rhoeo discolor, Embelia robusta, Quisqualis indica robusta||Clusters of fragrant white pendulous trumpets open white then change to pink, red and finally a deep maroon. White, pink and red.||February to May and August to November.||Creep 2.5 to 8 meters.||Easy.|
Planting and care
|Prefers full to part sun and blooms best with good sunlight .||Well-drained soil.||Keep the soil moist.||Warm.||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Madhumalti Dwarf
- The plant requires regular pruning to keep it within control , as well as to encourage more blooms with new branches as flowers appear on new growth .
Typical uses of Madhumalti Dwarf
It is an excellent choice to cover the compound wall, pillar, or make virtual partition. As a large woody and shrubby climber it grows profusely over pergolas , trellises , etc and hence used to cover and decorate garden fences , trellises , arbours and arches in gardens. An ideal landscape vine that can be grown on ground or containers and can be trained as a shrub .
Medicinal use: The plant besides being an ornamental plant preferred by gardeners , is a good source of medicines for various ailments:The plant is mainly used for traditional medicine . Decoction of the root , seed or fruit can be used as anthelmintic to expel parasitic worms or for alleviating diarrhoea .
Fruit decoction can also be used for gargling against toothache . Leaves can be used to relieve pain caused by fever . The roots are used to treat rheumatism . Plant is used as a cough cure . Leaves are applied to the head to relieve headache ; decoction of boiled leaves is used to relieve flatulent distention of the abdomen . Leaves and fruits are reported to be anthelmintic and also used for nephritis . It has antipyretic activity and has anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulatory properties .
Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.