Myrtus, with the common name myrtle, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, described by Linnaeus in 1753.
|Plant Height||14 inch (36 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||4 inch (10 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Mehndi, Mehandi, Myrtus communis, heena|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4.00 to 6.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White with yellow-tipped stamens|
|Bloom Time ||May to July|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow|
Planting and careThe minimum temperature needed for a henna plant to grow and nourish well is 22ºC.It is recommended to keep a well-drained soil for the proper growth of the henna plant.Trimming the plant will help you to keep your henna plant bushy.It is important to keep your henna plant free from the attack of pests.Applying fertilizers will help you to get a good leaf supply.
Henna, Lawsonia inermis, is a small desert tree. But, you can grow the henna plant in your home as well. It is generally an outdoor plant. If you prefer to keep it indoors, then make sure that you place it where there is direct sunlight falling on the plant. This is because the henna plant grows well in hot climate.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Mehndi special feature
Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area
- Henna bark and root are used for the treatment of liver enlargement and jaundice
- Mehndi leaves are soaked in water and drunken to cure cracking of nails and adds nutrition to the body
- It used for the treatment of some fungal infection, i
- , athlete’s foot
- It used as a useful agent for leucodermia
- Because of the astringent nature of mehndi leaves, it is used to cure sunburn and other rashes in the body
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does henna plant grow?
You can grow henna outdoor or indoor where at least 6 hours of natural direct bright light is available.
How to grow henna plant from seeds?
1. Select a container having a 5-7 inch diameter.
2. Fill the container with well-drained soil.
3. Moisten the surface of the soil with water spray.
4. Sprinkle the seeds evenly on soil and cover with a thin soil layer.
5. Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper.
6. Place the seed container in indirect bright light.
7. Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate.
8. Keep the soil moist but do not make the soil soggy by overwatering.
How to grow henna plant at home?
To grow henna plant at home consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich with neutral pH. 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 feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month(june-july). Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Is henna a flowering plant?
Yes, henna is a flowering plant belongs to the Lythraceae family.
What does henna plant look like?
Tropical shrub or small tree, The plant bears small opposite leaves and small, fragrant, white to red flowers.
How to grow henna plant in pot?
Find Right Size Pot (7 inches), place a small amount of soil in the bottom of the new container. do not disturb the root ball of the plant, keep as it is in the pot. Carefully set the plant in the new container. If the bottom of the plant is not level with the rim of the pot, remove it and add a little more soil and give it one drenching watering, then put it in your sunniest window where it will get at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month(june-july). Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Henna plant growing conditions?
Plant it outdoors Even though you may grow the henna plant indoors with the assurance of at least 6 hrs of direct sunlight, it is always preferred to grow it outdoors. This is because henna plants grow better in hot climates. The minimum temperature needed for a henna plant to grow and nourish well is 22ºC. It prefers well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich with neutral pH. Maintain the moisture in the soil by applying water if the soil in the pot (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
Can we grow henna plant in pot?
Yes, you can grow the henna plant in a pot (Min 7-10 inches).
What is henna plant in marathi?
In Marathi, the henna plant is known as Mehandi
What part of the henna plant is used?
Henna plants leaves are used
Is henna a medicinal plant?
Yes, henna is a medicinal plant
Henna plant is a herb or shrub?
How to grow henna plant from cuttings?
Cut the stem at the node and insert it to a few centimeters down into the ground or into the pot (7 inches). Remember to keep some leaves above the surface. It is recommended to keep a well-drained soil for the proper growth of the henna plant.
keep a well-drained soil for the proper growth of the henna plant. Allowing the soil to get dried in between each watering
Friday, 13 March 2020
Nurserylive have adorned my garden, really beautiful!! I
Friday, 28 February 2020
Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.
Friday, 21 February 2020
I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?
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