Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda - Plant
Description for Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda
Malabar nut is a small evergreen, sub-herbacious bush which grows commonly in open plains, especially in the lower Himalayas
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Justicia adhatoda||white||February-March||14 feet||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
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||Medium||-||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Vasaka
- 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 Vasaka
Special features: The Leaves are 10 to 16 cms in length, minutely hairy and broadly lanceolate. A herbal plant which requires very little watering and is an extremely hardy plant is Malabar nut. If there is one herbal plant that needs to be singled out for propagation and planting on a large scale, it would be this one.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Unverified information Adhatoda is useful for curing coughs, colds and asthma and is easy to administer.It has been used for centuries, and is mentioned in Sanskrit scriptures.
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What garden lovers say ... ?
when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.
?How many years will it live?
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