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Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya - Plant

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Description

Mappia foetida locally known as Narkya or Amruta is an endangered plant species naturally distributed in the Western Ghats. It is the most convenient source for large-scale production of camptothecin (CPT) a promising anti-cancer compound.

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8 to 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya,Foetid Mappia, Amruta, Ghanera, Kalgur, Narkya.
Maximum Reachable Height 4 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Purple, pink or white
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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 appea ¹
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
  • Mappia Foetida 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.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 50 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mappia Foetida special feature

    Container plant for sunny decks, patios and other locations around the home. In Zones 8 to 10, these plants are used in a variety of landscape applications including hedges, screens, foundation plantings and borde ¹

    Mappia Foetida uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose