Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea - Plant
Description for Garlic Creeper, Mansoa Alliacea
Easily grown in deep, organically rich, medium moisture, sandy, well-drained loams in full sun. Plants perform best with consistent moisture during the growing season.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Garlic Vine||Purple with white||Seasonal bloomer||2 to 3 meter||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
It produces bright green leaves up to 15 cm long. Its compact habitat and pretty continuos flowers make it a popular ornamental plant in gardens in the tropics. Flowering twice a year you will find it quite often covered with flowers.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||40 to 46 drgree C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Garlic Creeper
- Native to South America, Garlic Vine is one of the most rewarding, flowering vines that you can grow. Interestingly enough it smells like garlic. However, it doesn t smell if the plant is left alone, only when the leaves are crushed. It can either be described as a shrub or a vine since it produces numerous woody vines from the root that grow only 2 to 3 m tall and form a shrub like appearance.
Typical uses of Garlic Creeper
Special features: Vegetable commonly added to casseroles, salads, stir fry, soups and stew, but may be eaten raw.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: It is a very common and well respected plant remedy in the Amazon for the pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as, colds, flu, and fever. Some capsule products of the leaves are sold in stores in Brazil and Peru, and it can be found as an ingredient in other various multi-herb formulas for cold and flu, pain, inflammation and arthritis in general.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.
Good growth and 90% germination
Does the plant need regular trimming?