Cape gooseberry is a perennial, somewhat vining plant usually reaching 2-3 ft. in height. Under good conditions it can reach 6 ft, but will need support. The purplish, spreading branches are ribbed and covered with fine hairs.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Lepidium Meyenii 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.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
Full Sun to Partial Shade
28 to 55 °F
Apply any organic fertilizer
Lepidium Meyenii special feature
It has a strange property, since, as they grow with this root,
Lepidium Meyenii uses
The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru
It was found at the Meseta of BomBom close to Junin Lake in the Andes
It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl (a fused hypocotyl and taproot), which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use maca plant?
Maca dried hypocotyls are used for making hair products, Juices, cocktails, porridges and jams.
What is maca plant?
Maca is herbaceous, perennial plant, growing 12 to 20 cm. Its has succulent
roots and short and decumbent stems. Its leaves are rosulate, pinnatipartite.
How to grow maca plant?
Maca plant is propagated by seeds. Plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
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 (June-July).
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When to plant maca?
September- October is best time to plant Maca plant.
Is maca a hybrid plant?
No, Maca is not hybrid plant.
Can you eat the maca plant?
Yes, Maca plant is used for various culinary purpose.
How to plant maca?
To plant Maca plant consider the following points
1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Saturday, 01 February 2020
perfect gift for your office and home.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.