Spathyema foetida - Plant
Description for Spathyema foetida
Guinea Henweed is a deeply rooted herbacious perennial shrub native to tropical areas of Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|-||white||February-May.||18 in||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||80 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Spathyema foetida
- 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 Spathyema foetida
Special features: It has now naturalized in India. It grows up to 1 m tall, and has velvety to smooth stems. The roots and leaves have a strong, garlic-like odour which taints the milk and meat of animals that graze on it
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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