It has dark red flowers with an characteristic and unusual appearance. It is widely distributed in Asia.The leaves and stems are covered with soft bristly hairs that are very irritating to the touch. The bark yields a jute-like fiber.
Devil s Cotton is a large spreading shrub, or a small tree, with fibrous bark and irritant hai It grows up to 2.5 m tall with hairy branches. Leaves are ovate-oblong long-pointed, with a heart-shaped base, 10-21 cm long, 5.5-13 cm wide.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Devil s Cotton, Cotton Abroma
|Maximum Reachable Height
||June to September.
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Devil Cotton 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 to Partial Shade
||71 degrees C
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Devil Cotton special feature
In the greenhouse, plants bloom from late spring to early summer. Dark maroon flowers are formed in terminal panicles. Individual flowers are up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) across.
Devil Cotton uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- It is a medicinal plant with a wide variety of reported uses, including as an abortifacient and for treating uterine disorders, diabetes, rheumatic joint pain, headaches with sinusitis