Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya - Plant
Description for Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10. In St. Louis, grow in containers or tubs that are overwintered indoors or as year-round houseplants. Container plants may be grown as shrubs or trained as ornamental standards. Plants generally grow best when overwintering period is short.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya,Foetid Mappia, Amruta, Ghanera, Kalgur, Narkya.||Purple, pink or white||Seasonal bloomer||4.00 to 8.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||50Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Mappia Foetida
- Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
- The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
- You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
- Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
- Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Mappia Foetida
Special features: Container plant for sunny decks, patios and other locations around the home. In Zones 8-10, these plants are used in a variety of landscape applications including hedges, screens, foundation plantings and borders.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.