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Lepidium Meyenii, Maca - Plant

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Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family.
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Description for Lepidium Meyenii, Maca

Cape gooseberry is a perennial, somewhat vining plant usually reaching 2-3 ft. in height. Under good conditions it can reach 6 ft, but will need support. The purplish, spreading branches are ribbed and covered with fine hairs.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Lepidium Meyenii, Maca,Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry purplish-green January-February. 10 m 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

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium 28 to 55 °F Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Lepidium Meyenii

  • 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 Lepidium Meyenii

Special features: It has a strange property, since, as they grow with this root,

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru. It was found at the Meseta of BomBom close to Junin Lake in the Andes. It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl (a fused hypocotyl and taproot), which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb.

References

    http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=+Maca&stpos=0&stype=AND

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