American spikenard

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Princess flower plants (Tibouchina spp.) can be shrubs with woody stems or herbaceous perennials, depending on the species. T. heteromalla grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet while T. urvilleana can grow to 12 feet tall and wide. Regardless of the species, all princess flower plants produce bright purple flowers all summer.

Common name: American spikenard
Color: green to white
Bloom time: frost
Height: 3 to 8ft. tall
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Plant the seeds 1 inch apart in the potting mix, with a thin layer of soil over them. Cover the container with a plastic bag. Set the container in a bright location out of direct sunlight and keep the soil above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 60 degrees F.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Cut the leaves off of the bottom 2 inches of stem, dip the bottom of the stem into rooting hormone, and plant it in the container.
  • Cut the bottom out of a 2-liter pop bottle, and place it over the cuttings.
  • Remove the bottle cap for air circulation.
  • Place the container in a bright area out of direct sunlight, and keep it between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.


Special Feature:
There are few herbaceous plants that grow 5 to 7 feet tall that grows well in shade. Can be propagated from root cuttings. Best used as a specimen subject for its height and dark berries. Not a common subject and will generate questions from other gardeners that visit.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Documented adverse effects.
  • Avoid use.
  • Uterine stimulant with toxic constituents; is reputed to affect menstrual cycle.
  • Ingestion of poisonous parts of the plant may cause severe stomach cramping, nausea with persistent diarrhea and vomiting, slow and difficult breathing, weakness, spasms, hypotension, severe convulsions, and death.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use



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Thursday, 17 October 2019

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