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Stachytarpheta ( Purple ) - Plant

Stachytarpheta ( Purple ) - Plant
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Stachytarpheta cayennensis is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family known as false verbena also .
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Stachytarpheta ( Purple ) Plant

Description for Stachytarpheta ( Purple )

Plant height: 16 - 24 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches

Stachytarpheta is a plant genus in the verbena family. The flowers are rich in nectar and popular with many butterflies, such as the South Asian crimson rose, Malabar banded swallowtail, and grass yellow and hummingbirds

Common name(s): Stachytarpheta ( Purple ),Indian Snakeweed, Blue snakeweed,false verbena
Flower colours: purple
Bloom time: Warm months
Max reacahble height: 4 to 8 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Moderately easy

Planting and care

  • Indian Snakeweed is a terrestrial, annual or perennial, erect subshrub, up to 2 m tall.
  • Taproot white or brown. Stem quadrangular, solid, glabrous or hairy. Stipules absent.
  • Leaves simple, not lobed or divided, opposite, stalked, elliptic or ovate, more than 2 cm long/wide, usually airy on both sides, margin coarsely dentate, apex acute or obtuse,
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
    Soil: Well-drained soil
    Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
    Temperature: 26 F.
    Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Stachytarpheta

    • This plant is similar to the Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis). Whether the two are same, is not clear.
    • This plant produces deep velvety purple blooms continuously from spring to fall.
    • Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Baby blue eyes. Leaves appear approximately as a Apple green.
    • It is a flower and is treated mainly as an annual/perennial, so it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant.
    • Porterweed is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.96 cm (1.98 feet). This plant tends to be in bloom all year round.
    • If you would like to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, consider growing this plant.

    Typical uses of Stachytarpheta

    Special features: This pest-free perennial blooms best during warm months. It is strange how these small blue flowers attract butterflies more than large-blooming, showy neighbors. Blue porter weed gradually reseeds nearby for a fresh batch of new plants.

    Culinary use: leaves

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal use: Introduction. Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl belongs to the family of Verbenaceae and is commonly known as Gervao, Brazilian tea, verbena cimarrona, rooter comb, or blue porter weed. It is one of the important plants with high medicinal and nutraceutical benefits

    Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.

    References

    • https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Stachytarpheta&rlz=1C1AVSF_enIN711IN711&oq=Stachytarpheta&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61l3&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Stachytarpheta+medical+use
    • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Stachytarpheta&stpos=0&stype=AND

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    5 / 5 Pankaj Kumar 02 July 2018
    Very nice plant to have.
    5 / 5 Dyutimoy Biswas 01 July 2018
    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
    5 / 5 Sriram Sena 30 June 2018
    Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well
    5 / 5 Richa shukla 26 June 2018
    This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.
    4 / 5 Sheetal Kulkarni 25 June 2018
    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

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