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Sanchezia nobilis tricolor - Plant

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Asthma Weed, Common spurge, Cats hair

Sanchezia is a genus of the plant family Acanthaceae. It is estimated to contain about 20 to 50 species. Members of this genus are shrubs, rarely small trees or herbs, occurring in the lowlands of tropical South and Central America.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Asthma Weed, Common spurge, Cats hair
Maximum Reachable Height 3 or 4 feet
Flower Colour Purplish to greenish
Bloom Time June to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Sanchezia grows in full sun as long as there is protection from noon-day sun. Partially shady areas produce healthier plants with less burning on the foliage. Temperatures must remain above 50 F. (10 C.). Sanchezia plants need high humidity but allow the surface of the soil to dry out before you irrigate again. Feed during the growing season with, teaspoon of plant food per gallon of water. The fast growing plants respond well to pruning, which can help keep it compact and diminutive enough for indoor use.

Sanchezia nobilis tricolor care

The only Sanchezia growing information you need to know is the best time to take cuttings. Take terminal end cuttings in spring when new foliage is forming. Pull off the lower leaves to make a stem and dip into rooting hormone or alternatively, suspend the cutting in a glass of water.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Dry to medium
Soil Well drained soil
Temperature 30 to 40 Degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Sanchezia nobilis tricolor special feature

Borders and cottage gardens. Herb gardens. Good vertical accent. Grows well in poor soils and will grow well on dry, rocky slopes or scree.

Sanchezia nobilis tricolor uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Asthma weed has traditionally been used in Asia to treat bronchitic asthma and laryngeal spasm, though in modern herbalism it is more used in the treatment of intestinal amoebic dysentery
  • It should not be used without expert guidance, however, since large doses cause gastro-intestinal irritation, nausea and vomiting

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Sanchezia nobilis tricolor ?

Sanchezia nobilis tricolor is commonly known as Asthma Weed, Common spurge, Cats hair

How tall do Sanchezia nobilis tricolor grow?

On average Sanchezia nobilis tricolor grows 3 or 4 feet

What color are Sanchezia nobilis tricolor ?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor plant bears flowers of color Purplish to greenish

When Sanchezia nobilis tricolor blooms?

With enough light, Sanchezia nobilis tricolor may produce Purplish to greenish flowers in June to September

How hard is Sanchezia nobilis tricolor to grow?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Sanchezia nobilis tricolor need?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

How much water does a Sanchezia nobilis tricolor need?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor prefers watering Dry to medium

What kind of soil does a Sanchezia nobilis tricolor need?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor prefers Well drained soil

What temperature does a Sanchezia nobilis tricolor like?

A Sanchezia nobilis tricolor prefers 30 to 40 Degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Sanchezia nobilis tricolor ?

To encourage Sanchezia nobilis tricolor growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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