Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya - Plant

Mappia foetida locally known as Narkya or Amruta is an endangered plant species naturally distributed in the Western Ghats. It is the most convenient source for large-scale production of camptothecin (CPT) a promising anti-cancer compound.
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About Mappia Foetida

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8 to 10. In St. Louis, grow in containers or tubs that are overwintered indoors or as year-round houseplants. Container plants may be grown as shrubs or trained as ornamental standards. Plants generally grow best when overwintering period is short.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya,Foetid Mappia, Amruta, Ghanera, Kalgur, Narkya.
Maximum Reachable Height 4 to 8 feet
Flower Colour Purple, pink or white
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
  • Mappia Foetida care

    Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 50 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Mappia Foetida special feature

    Container plant for sunny decks, patios and other locations around the home. In Zones 8 to 10, these plants are used in a variety of landscape applications including hedges, screens, foundation plantings and borders.

    Mappia Foetida uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Mappia Foetida?

    Mappia Foetida is commonly known as Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya,Foetid Mappia, Amruta, Ghanera, Kalgur, Narkya.

    How tall do Mappia Foetida grow?

    On average Mappia Foetida grows 4 to 8 feet

    What color are Mappia Foetida?

    A Mappia Foetida plant bears flowers of color Purple, pink or white

    When Mappia Foetida blooms?

    With enough light, Mappia Foetida may produce Purple, pink or white flowers in Seasonal bloomer

    How hard is Mappia Foetida to grow?

    A Mappia Foetida is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Mappia Foetida need?

    A Mappia Foetida prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Mappia Foetida need?

    A Mappia Foetida prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Mappia Foetida need?

    A Mappia Foetida prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Mappia Foetida like?

    A Mappia Foetida prefers 50 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Mappia Foetida?

    To encourage Mappia Foetida growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Monday, 27 January 2020

    Great plant..looked nice n fresh wen i received ..Highly recommend it!

    Arianna Amit

    Saturday, 23 November 2019

    Worth Money. Good Product

    Saurav kumar Das.

    Monday, 11 November 2019

    is the pot and soil included?

    Ashraf Hassan
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