Indian Ipecac is a small, slender, much branched, velvety, twining or climbing herb with yellowish sap.


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About Ipecac

It is mostly found in the sub-Himalayan tract from Uttarakhand to Meghalaya and in the central and peninsular India. The rootstock is 2.5 to 5 cm, thick. Leaves, 6 to 11 cm long, 3.8 to 6 cm wide, with a narrow tip, heart-shaped at the base, thick, velvety beneath when young, smooth above.

Leaf stalks are up to 1.2 cm long. Flowers are small, 1-1.5 cm across, in 2 to 3-flowered fascicles in cymes in leaf axils. Sepal tube is divided nearly to the base, densely hairy outside. Sepals are lance-shaped. Flowers are greenish- yellow or greenish-purple, with oblong pointy petals. Fruit is a follicle.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Porteranthus stipulatus
Maximum Reachable Height 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour Red, Yellow.
Bloom Time August to December
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Simply cut off any dead or diseased canes. good watering. One last spray for fungus with a dormant spray is a good idea.

Ipecac care

Each trifoliate leaf has three linear-lanceolate leaflets (to 3.5” long), with the center leaflet being slightly larger than the lateral leaflets. Each leaf has two unusually large stipules (leaf-like bracts) at the leaf base which give the impression of each leaf having five rather than three leaflets. Leaves turn bronze-red in autumn.

Sunlight Partial Shade
Watering medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 15 and 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Ipecac special feature

Woodland gardens. Native plant areas. Naturalized areas. Borders. Dappled shade areas of the landscape. Shady edging.

Ipecac uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • It is traditionally used as a folk remedy in certain regions of India for the treatment of bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, rheumatism and dermatitis

Culinary Use:

  • This plant closely resembles Gillenia trifoliata, but its leaves are short-stalked, its leaflets are somewhat more deeply cut or toothed, and its large stipules at the base of each leaf persist throughout the life of the plant, whereas in G
  • trifoliata, the stipules drop quickly

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Ipecac ?

Ipecac is commonly known as Porteranthus stipulatus

How tall do Ipecac grow?

On average Ipecac grows 2.50 to 3.00 feet

What color are Ipecac ?

A Ipecac plant bears flowers of color Red, Yellow.

When Ipecac blooms?

With enough light, Ipecac may produce Red, Yellow. flowers in August to December

How hard is Ipecac to grow?

A Ipecac is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Ipecac need?

A Ipecac prefers Partial Shade

How much water does a Ipecac need?

A Ipecac prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Ipecac need?

A Ipecac prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Ipecac like?

A Ipecac prefers 15 and 30 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Ipecac ?

To encourage Ipecac growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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