It is a robust, erect, annual herb. it is a source of the ayurvedic drug, 'Kokilaaksha' and the Unani drug, Talimakhana.

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About Asteracantha longifolia

It is a robust, erect, annual herb fascicled, with many roots at the base of the stem, It is 50 to 60 cm. The stems are sub-quadrangular with thickened nodes. The leaves are simple, opposite, subsessile, with a yellow spine in its axil.

The flowers are pale, purple-blue, sessile, mostly in axillary whorls- densely clustered. Fruits are oblong, glabrous capsules. Seeds seem like the eye of a cuckoo.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Asteracantha longifolia care

Asteracantha longifolia uses


Frequently Asked Questions

How to propagate aster plant?

Aster is propagated by seed. The seeds will germinate in a week at about 21 degree Celsius.

When to transplant aster plants?

Aster seedlings are usually transplanted when they have developed about 2-4 leaves. Seedlings at too early or late stages should be avoided and usually seedlings are ready for transplanting within 30 days. The transplanting should be done preferably during early morning or evenings to avoid harsh bright sunlight.

When do aster plants bloom?

Aster plant bloom through out the year but winter is the best period of bloom.

How to plant aster?

To plant Aster consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 3-4 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (Dec-Jan).

Should asters be planted in sun or shade?

Aster is planted at location where it receive 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.

How big are aster plants?

Height of aster plant varies from variety to variety but ranges between 2-4 feet.

When to plant aster seeds?

Aster seeds are planted in October-November.

Can you plant aster in the shade?

Yes, where it receive at least 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight for proper growth and development.

Can aster be planted in fall?

Yes, Fall is best season to grow aster plant.

Where to plant aster?

Aster is planted outdoor. consider the following points to grow Aster outdoor 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained ,fertile and rich in nutrient. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface layer soil feel dry to touch 4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer in October-November.

Are aster plants evergreen?

No, Aster is annual flowering plant.

What do aster plants look like?

Aster is flowering annual plant with erect branching habit and irregularly toothed leaves.

How to divide aster plants?

Aster is commercially propagated by seed. The seeds will germinate in a week and seedlings are ready for transplanting within 30 days.

Can you plant aster in late summer?

Yes, Aster can be planted in late summer with proper care and Management

Can you plant aster in spring?

Yes, Aster can be planted throughout the year and in spring is also suitable.

How to grow aster plant?

Plant is commercially grown by seeds. Consider the following points to grow Aster plant. 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(October-November).Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Aster annual or perennial?

Aster is annual flowering plant.

Do aster plant flower?

To induce flowering in aster consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.2.Aster plant will flower with proper nutrient management apply any organic fertilizer in October-November. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch

When to plant aster?

Aster can grow throughout the year but the October-November period is best for planting.

How to plant aster flower seeds?

To grow Aster plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place 2-4 seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Which month to plant aster?

Aster planted in the month of October-November.

Why is my aster plant dying?

The main reasons of dying aster are as follows 1. Due to over watering to plant. 2.Aster plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of nutrient. 4.Disease and pest infestation.

Where does aster grow?

Aster can grow Indoor and outdoor. Consider the following points 1. Sunlight- 3-4 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained ,fertile and rich in nutrient. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface layer soil feel dry to touch 4. Fertilizer- Apply any organic fertilizer in October-November

How to prune aster plants?

Aster does not require pruning operation only pinching is done 1 month after transplanting of seedlings.



Reviews

Saturday, 23 November 2019

This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

Rakesh Kushwaha

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