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Vinca, Catharanthus roseus (Lavender) - Plant

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Vinca is a beautiful, drought-tolerant flowering plant and growing Vincas along borders or in flower beds is a perfect way to add color to your garden and landscapes.

    What makes it special:
  • Year round flowering plant.
  • Heat and drought tolerant flowering plant .
  • Requires very less care and maintainence.
  • One of the best outdoor flowering plant.

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1Vinca, Catharanthus roseus (Lavender) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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About Vinca

Vinca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. Vinca is an evergreen plant with flowering throughout the year in the tropical and Subtropical region.The plants are grown for their attractive glossy, green foliage, as well as its flowers.

Vinca is commonly used for boundaries or as a hedging plant, and to cover ground.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Vinca, Madagascar periwinkle, Myrtle, Nitya Pushpa, Sadabahar.
Maximum Reachable Height up to 120 cm.
Flower Colour Lavender.
Bloom Time Year-round.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.

  • Watering
  • 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.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season feed the Vinca plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

  • Re-potting
  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

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    Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

  • Donts
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • Vinca care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • 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 (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light.
    Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature 22 to 35 degrees Celcius.
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Vinca uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Vinca is commonly used for boundaries or as a hedging plant and to cover the ground

    Medicinal Use:

    • Lowering blood pressure, treatment for coughs, colds, sore throat, treating eye and lung infections
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Vincas annuals?

    Vincas are not annuals they are perennials.

    Why do Vinca leaves curl?

    Curling of Vincas leaves are usually caused by spider mites or other types of pests, but could also be caused by excess fertilizer, under watering, or extreme temperature changes like cold or hot drafts.

    Where are Vinca seeds?

    Vinca seeds, hidden on the stems beneath blooming flowers.

    Do Vincas grow from cuttings?

    Yes, Vinca can grow through cuttings.

    Why Vinca leaves turn yellow?

    Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hours of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if upper layer of soil (1-2 inches)feel dry to touch 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.

    Does Vinca attract butterflies?

    Yes, Vinca flowers attract butterflies.

    Are Vincas perennial?

    Yes, Vincas are perennials.

    Can Vinca grow in full sun?

    Yes, Vinca can grow in full sun(4-6 hrs).

    Does Vinca climb?

    No, Vinca can not climb.

    How to grow Vinca?

    Vinca can be grown through seeds. Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light(4-6 hours). The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering 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. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season (May-June )feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    Are Vinca flowers edible?

    No, Vinca flowers are not edible.

    What is Vinca rosea?

    Catharanthus roseus (synonymous with Vinca rosea) is a perennial flowering plant.

    Does Vinca need full sun?

    Yes, it requires full sunlight(4-6 hours morning sunlight).

    Do Vinca flowers spread?

    Yes, Vinca flowers spread.

    When does Vinca bloom?

    Vinca blooms in the month of May-June

    Is Vinca minor a perennial?

    Yes, Vinca minor a perennial.

    Does Vinca spread?

    Yes, Vinca can spread like runners.

    Is Vinca evergreen?

    Yes, Vinca is evergreen.

    Will Vinca survive winter?

    Vinca plants need winter protection only during extreme rare winter temperatures. Healthy plants can survive temperatures as low as 15- 20 Degrees C.

    Is Vinca poisonous?

    Yes, Vinca is mildly poisonous if digested.

    How to plant Vinca?

    1.To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5 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 4-6 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 4-6 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 Spring)(February-March)season.

    Why Vinca dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (4-6 hrs.), 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.

    Can Vinca be grown indoors?

    Yes, Vinca can be grown indoors where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.

    Will Vinca grow in shade?

    Yes, Vinca can be grown in shade where enough amount of bright light (morning sunlight 4-6 hours) is available.

    Is Vinca invasive?

    No, Vinca is not invasive.

    When to plant Vinca?

    You can plant Vinca in April - August month.

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