Cinchona is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae containing at least 23 species of trees and shrubs. They are native to the tropical Andean forests of western South America.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Maximum Reachable Height
easy to grow
Planting and care
These estimates for how long Cinchona takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
It is also grown in Darjeeling (West Bengal). It is an evergreen tree, growing to a height of 10-12m with a sparse branching habit. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae. The important species, which are under commercial cultivation, are Cinchona ledgeriana, C.officinalis, c.robusta and C.succiruba.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Apply any organic fertilizer
Cinchona special feature
Pleasant Luculia is one of the most attractive autumn flowering shrub of the Himalayas. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 3-5 cm tall. It bears large pink, fragrant flowers in large terminal domed clusters, 8-15 cm across
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit s bark or Peruvian bark
The bark is stripped from the tree, dried, and powdered for medicinal uses
The bark is medicinally active, containing a variety of alkaloids including the antimalarial compound quinine and the antiarrhythmic quinidine
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Cinchona ?
Cinchona is commonly known as Luculia gratissima
How tall do Cinchona grow?
On average Cinchona grows 15-20 meters
What color are Cinchona ?
A Cinchona plant bears flowers of color Pink,creamy white
When Cinchona blooms?
With enough light, Cinchona may produce Pink,creamy white flowers in September-October.
How hard is Cinchona to grow?
A Cinchona is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Cinchona need?
A Cinchona prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Cinchona need?
A Cinchona prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Cinchona need?
A Cinchona prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Cinchona like?
A Cinchona prefers 14C.
How often should I fertilize my Cinchona ?
To encourage Cinchona growth, Apply any organic fertilizer