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About Vasaka

Justicia Adhatoda is dense evergreen shrub in Acanthaceae family.Stem with yellowish bark and glabrous branches. Leaves are long, elliptic lanceolate and tapering to the base, minutely puberulous dark green in color.

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, 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

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 6.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature Full to partial sunlight
    Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Harvest Season The young tender shoots are harvested.

    Vasaka uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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: Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Vasaka?

    Vasaka is commonly known as Malabar nut, Adulsa, Adhatoda, 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

  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
  • How much water does a Vasaka need?

    A Vasaka prefers watering

  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • What kind of soil does a Vasaka need?

    A Vasaka prefers

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 6.5 to 7.5
  • What temperature does a Vasaka like?

    A Vasaka prefers Full to partial sunlight

    How often should I fertilize my Vasaka?

    To encourage Vasaka growth,

  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
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