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Lagerstroemia Speciosa - 0.5 Kg Seeds

Commanly Known as giant crape-myrtle, Queen's crape-myrtle, banabá plant for Philippines, or Pride of India
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Lagerstroemia speciosa is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia.

Common name: Pride of India
Color: Pink
Bloom time: peak of summer.
Height: 13 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
In Vietnam the plant s young leaves are consumed as vegetables, and its old leaves and mature fruit are used in traditional medicine for reducing glucose in blood.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 25-28 deg.C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • It is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with smooth, flaky bark.
  • The leaves are deciduous, oval to elliptic, 8–15 cm (3.
  • 1–5.
  • 9 in) long and 3–7 cm (1.
  • 2–2.
  • 8 in) broad, with an acute apex.


Care:
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
  • plant will die with the first frost.


Special Feature:
The leaves of the banabá and other parts are used widely in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan as a tea preparation. Banabá herb is one of the 69 herbal plants promoted by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH).[3] In Vietnam the plant s young leaves are consumed as vegetables, and its old leaves and mature fruit are used in traditional medicine for reducing glucose in blood.
Use

Note:
Luckily, plants are deer-resistant, so they might help keep nearby flowers from being eaten.

Reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagerstroemia_speciosa https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2992

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