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About Vitex trifolia

Vitex trifolia is a deciduous shrub or small perennial plant. This plant can grow up to 4-meter height. Plants bear a purple flower year round and the inflorescence is terminal and axillary. Fruits are small black color berry. This plant has compound leaves which consist of three leaflets.

Upper leaves surface is green and lower surface is the grey color. This plant is very drought tolerant in nature.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height20 inch (51 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Nirgundi, Arabian Lilac
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 4 m
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time Year-round
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil is dry.
  • Avoid overwatering.
  • You can prune the plant in the spring season to maintain the bushy.

    Vitex trifolia care

    Vitex trifolia is propagated by the seeds. Best suitable sowing time is monsoon season. Grow well in full to partial sunlight. You can plant into the pot or container using the potting mix as the soil, coco peat, and vermicompost.

    Sunlight Full to partial sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Sandy loam soil
    Temperature 25-35 degree C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

    Vitex trifolia special feature

    Drought tolerant and Hardy plant

    Vitex trifolia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The Nirgundi roots can use for diaphoretic and diuretic
    • A decoction can use in the treatment of fevers and liver diseases
    • Also, the leaves can use for treatment of anodyne, antiseptic, diuretic, emmenagogue, and febrifuge
    • Note: Use only after consulting the specialist

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Vitex trifolia?

    Vitex trifolia is commonly known as Nirgundi, Arabian Lilac

    How tall do Vitex trifolia grow?

    On average Vitex trifolia grows Up to 4 m

    What color are Vitex trifolia?

    A Vitex trifolia plant bears flowers of color Purple

    When Vitex trifolia blooms?

    With enough light, Vitex trifolia may produce Purple flowers in Year-round

    How hard is Vitex trifolia to grow?

    A Vitex trifolia is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Vitex trifolia need?

    A Vitex trifolia prefers Full to partial sunlight

    How much water does a Vitex trifolia need?

    A Vitex trifolia prefers watering Moderately

    What kind of soil does a Vitex trifolia need?

    A Vitex trifolia prefers Sandy loam soil

    What temperature does a Vitex trifolia like?

    A Vitex trifolia prefers 25-35 degree C

    How often should I fertilize my Vitex trifolia?

    To encourage Vitex trifolia growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.

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