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Plumbago indica

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Original price ₹ 249
Original price ₹ 249
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Plumbago indica medicinal plant is an evergreen perennial shrub. Root has many uses: it is acrid, vesicant, alternative, digestive, stimulant.

Perennial herb or small shrub up to 2 m tall; stems erect, trailing or climbing. The stems drop and root and prefers a rich, well-drained soil that is moist. The pH of the soil must lie between 5.5-6 for ideal growth.

The flowers are bisexual; the dark green leaves are 3 inches long and ovate. They are 2-3 inches long and 1-1.5 inches wide. The white flowers have five petals and a stalk. The flowering season is during autumn. It has long, sharp fruits. The brown roots are white within and finger-shaped. The root of the plant finds use in medicine. It stimulates the digestive enzymes, increases Pitta and balances vata thereby helping Ama Pachan, or the food digestion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to plant Plumbago?

1. To plant Plumbago in the 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 the same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. If you are planting purchased Plumbago plant directly in ground follow the below procedure.
1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for 4-6 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 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

How to propagate Plumbago plants?

You can grow plumbago through cutting and seed sowing methods.
1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it.
2. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings.
3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week.

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What is Plumbago plant?

Plumbago is a genus of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae.

Is Plumbago a hardy plant?

Yes, Is Plumbago a hardy plant.

When to trim Plumbago plants?

When plant overgrows and not flowering well at that time after flowering season trim the plant (Winter season).

When do you plant Plumbago?

You can plant Plumbago throughout the year.

Is Plumbago perennial?

Yes, Plumbago is perennial flowering plant.

How to prune Plumbago plant?

Without pruning, plants grow out of bounds and take over paths, neighboring plants, even structures. Cutaway dead, damaged or diseased branches at the base of the tree. Remove old wood that no longer flowers. Use loppers for branches too large for the pruning shears. Prune overgrowth back to a pleasing shape and size. Remove the longest branches at the tree base to control height and spread. Cut off branches that grow close to the ground. Remove these branches at the trunk, leaving a clearing below the tree.

Why is my Plumbago plant wilting?

Plumbago plant wilting due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hrs of sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month(February-March).

Where to plant Plumbago?

You can grow Plumbago outdoor where it will 4-6 hrs of direct bright sunlight per day.

Is Plumbago an acid loving plant?

Yes, Plumbago can grow in acidic soil also.

Is Plumbago plant a perennial?

Yes, Plumbago is a perennial plant.

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