Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) is a perennial herb and consider as a most wonderful gift of nature to the mankind, it looks like morning glory with blue flowers situated at alternate positions with flowers or branches.
Convolvulus pluricaulis is an herb found in India and Burma that is used in Ayurveda. The Ayurveda preparation shankapushpi is, according to most sources, identical with Convolvulus pluricaulis, but some say shankapushpi is Clitoria ternatea.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
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.
Plant bulbs in autumn. Plants do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.
25 to 35 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Shankhpushpi special feature
Provides attractive ornamental cover for fences, decks, trellises or other structures around the home. Containers. Hanging baskets.
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Shankhapushpi is an indigenous and considered as one the very important herbs in Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, Shankhapushpi is pungent, alternative tonic, bitter, brightens intellect, improves complexion, increases appetite, useful in biliousness, epilepsy, bronchitis, teething troubles of infants etc
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Shankhpushpi?
Shankhpushpi is commonly known as Shankhapushpi,Shankhpushpi, Aparajit,Sankhali
,Shankhpushpi,Sankhapuspi,Shankhavali, Bilikanthisoppu,Krsna kranti, Vishnukranthi,Shankhabela,Krishna-enkranti
How tall do Shankhpushpi grow?
On average Shankhpushpi grows 10 to 15 feet
What color are Shankhpushpi?
A Shankhpushpi plant bears flowers of color Pink
When Shankhpushpi blooms?
With enough light, Shankhpushpi may produce Pink flowers in Seasonal bloomer
How hard is Shankhpushpi to grow?
A Shankhpushpi is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Shankhpushpi need?
A Shankhpushpi prefers Full sun
How much water does a Shankhpushpi need?
A Shankhpushpi prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Shankhpushpi need?
A Shankhpushpi prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Shankhpushpi like?
A Shankhpushpi prefers 25 to 35 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Shankhpushpi?
To encourage Shankhpushpi growth, Apply any organic fertilizer