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Cinchona - Plant
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inchona, genus of about 40 species of plants, mostly trees, in the madder family (Rubiaceae), native to the Andes of South America. The flowers are small and usually creamy-white or rose in colour.
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Description for Cinchona

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. They are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America.

Common name(s): Luculia gratissima
Flower colours: Pink,creamy white
Bloom time: September-October.
Max reacahble height: 15-20 meters
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow

Planting and care

It is also grown in Darjeeling (West Bengal). It is an evergreen tree, growing to a height of 10-12m with a sparse branching habit. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae. The important species, which are under commercial cultivation, are Cinchona ledgeriana, C.officinalis, c.robusta and C.succiruba.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 14C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Cinchona

    These estimates for how long Cinchona takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Typical uses of Cinchona

Special features: Pleasant Luculia is one of the most attractive autumn flowering shrub of the Himalayas. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3-5 cm tall. It bears large pink, fragrant flowers in large terminal domed clusters, 8-15 cm across

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit s bark or Peruvian bark. The bark is stripped from the tree, dried, and powdered for medicinal uses. The bark is medicinally active, containing a variety of alkaloids including the antimalarial compound quinine and the antiarrhythmic quinidine.

References

    https://myfolia.com/plants/22859-cinchona-cinchona http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Cinchona&stpos=0&stype=AND

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