inchona, genus of about 40 species of plants, mostly trees, in the madder family (Rubiaceae), native to the Andes of South America. The flowers are small and usually creamy-white or rose in colour.


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About Cinchona

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Luculia gratissima
Maximum Reachable Height 15-20 meters
Flower Colour Pink,creamy white
Bloom Time September-October.
Difficulty Level 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.

Cinchona care

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.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 14C.
Fertilizer 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

Cinchona uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • 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


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