Blumea is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Asteraceae one of the common rabi weeds of India


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About Blumea lacera

Kakronda is an annual herb with a strong odor, distributed throughout the plains of north-west India, up to an altitude of 2,000 m. The stems of this hairy or glandular herb are erect, simple or branched, very leafy and 1-2 ft in height.

It is an annual herb, with a strong odor of turpentine. Stem is erect, ash colored, densely glandular, pubescent. Leaves are often incised or lyrate. There are many flower heads in single plant, arranged in axillary cymes or terminal panicle. Pappus is white. Fruits is an achene, oblong and not ribbed. Flowering time January to April.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Kakronda
Maximum Reachable Height 1 ft
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time January to April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Prune plant every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material.
  • Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
  • Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.

    Blumea lacera care

    An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.

    Cultivation Blumea is a late kharif crop. Standard agrotechniques have not been developed. Seeds are generally sown in late August on prepared land with good tilth; fertilizers are not used. Leaves are harvested at time of 50% flowering. Blumea leaf beetle (Chrysolina madrasae Jackoby) is the main insect pest

    Sunlight Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 32˚C.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Blumea lacera special feature

    BLUMEA LACERA (Burn.f.) DC. is an erect, villous, foetid herb. ... Leaf juice is anthelmintic, astringent, febrifuge, stimulant and diuretic; mixed with pepper, it is given in bleeding piles. ... Various parts of the plant yield an essential oil containing cineol, fenchone and Blumea

    Blumea lacera uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • skin irritation

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Blumea lacera ?

    Blumea lacera is commonly known as Kakronda

    How tall do Blumea lacera grow?

    On average Blumea lacera grows 1 ft

    What color are Blumea lacera ?

    A Blumea lacera plant bears flowers of color Yellow

    When Blumea lacera blooms?

    With enough light, Blumea lacera may produce Yellow flowers in January to April

    How hard is Blumea lacera to grow?

    A Blumea lacera is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Blumea lacera need?

    A Blumea lacera prefers Partial Shade

    How much water does a Blumea lacera need?

    A Blumea lacera prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Blumea lacera need?

    A Blumea lacera prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Blumea lacera like?

    A Blumea lacera prefers 32˚C.

    How often should I fertilize my Blumea lacera ?

    To encourage Blumea lacera growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


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