About Vitex negundo
Vitex negundo, commonly known as the Chinese Chastetree, five-leaved chaste tree, or horseshoe vitex, is a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish, tomentose branchlets. This plant can grow up to 4-meter height. Plants bear a purple showy flower year round and the inflorescence is terminal and axillary.
Fruits are small black color berry. This plant has compound leaves which consist of five leaflets. Upper leaves surface is green and lower surface is the grey color. This plant is very drought tolerant in nature.
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||7 inch (18 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Chaste tree, Nirgundi, Five-leaved chaste tree, or Horseshoe vitex |
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Up to 4 m|
|Flower Colour ||Purple|
|Bloom Time ||June to August|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careWatering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
You can prune the plant in the spring season to maintain the bushy.
Vitex negundo care
This plant is propagated by the seeds. Best suitable sowing time is monsoon season. Grow well in full to partial sunlight. You can plant into the pot or container using the potting mix as the soil, coco peat, and vermicompost.
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Watering ||Moderately |
|Soil ||Well-drained sandy loam soil|
|Temperature ||20 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Vitex negundo special feature
Vitex negundo uses
- This plant is used for the ornamental purpose
- This plant can use to treat anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and analgesic and used for rheumatic conditions, bruises, injuries, sprains, sores, and skin infections
- Note: Use only after consulting the specialist
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Vitex negundo?
Vitex negundo is commonly known as Chaste tree, Nirgundi, Five-leaved chaste tree, or Horseshoe vitex
How tall do Vitex negundo grow?
On average Vitex negundo grows Up to 4 m
What color are Vitex negundo?
A Vitex negundo plant bears flowers of color Purple
When Vitex negundo blooms?
With enough light, Vitex negundo may produce Purple flowers in June to August
How hard is Vitex negundo to grow?
A Vitex negundo is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Vitex negundo need?
A Vitex negundo prefers Full sun
How much water does a Vitex negundo need?
A Vitex negundo prefers watering Moderately
What kind of soil does a Vitex negundo need?
A Vitex negundo prefers Well-drained sandy loam soil
What temperature does a Vitex negundo like?
A Vitex negundo prefers 20 to 30 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Vitex negundo?
To encourage Vitex negundo growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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