Vasaka, Adusa, Justicia Adhatoda - Plant

Justicia adhatoda, commonly known in English as Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, or vasaka, is a medicinal plant native to Asia, widely used in Siddha Medicine, Ayurvedic, homoeopathy and Unani systems of medicine.
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About Vasaka

Malabar nut is a small evergreen, the sub-herbaceous bush which grows commonly in open plains, especially in the lower Himalayas. It is is an erect, shrub with few branches to many branches. The Leaves are 10 to 16 cms in length, minutely hairy and broadly lanceolate.

A herbal plant which requires very little watering and is an extremely hardy plant is Malabar nut.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, vasaka
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 14 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time February-March
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.
  • When a plant grows beyond its limit and pot size not providing enough space for the spread of roots, re-pot with fresh soil and some fertilizer.
  • While re-potting, try not to disturb the roots. Avoid any drastic change in the provided environment otherwise, the plants may get stress/shock.

    Vasaka care

    It requires a tropical or sub-tropical climate and is damaged to some extent by frost in winter. Prefers a sunny position, tolerating light shade. This plant is propagated through seeds or vegetative cuttings.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature Full to partial sunlight
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season The young tender shoots are harvested.

    Vasaka special feature

    Medicinal properties

    Vasaka uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for the ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Unverified information Adhatoda is useful for curing coughs, colds and asthma and is easy to administer
    • It has been used for centuries and is mentioned in Sanskrit scriptures
    • Note: Use only after the consulting the specialist

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Vasaka?

    Vasaka is commonly known as Malabar nut, adulsa, adhatoda, vasa, vasaka

    How tall do Vasaka grow?

    On average Vasaka grows Up to 14 feet

    What color are Vasaka?

    A Vasaka plant bears flowers of color White

    When Vasaka blooms?

    With enough light, Vasaka may produce White flowers in February-March

    How hard is Vasaka to grow?

    A Vasaka is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Vasaka need?

    A Vasaka prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Vasaka need?

    A Vasaka prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Vasaka need?

    A Vasaka prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Vasaka like?

    A Vasaka prefers Full to partial sunlight

    How often should I fertilize my Vasaka?

    To encourage Vasaka growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Sunday, 15 March 2020

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

    AMit Saraf

    Sunday, 01 March 2020

    I received product with very good quality. But its not as per there image.

    Rohit Chaturvedi

    Saturday, 22 February 2020

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

    ankita rojindar
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