Brahma Kamal, Saussurea obvallata - Plant
Description for Brahma Kamal, Saussurea obvallata
The Brahma Kamal is the most revered flower of the Himalayas. It is an excellent example of plant life at high mountains (3,000-4,600 m). The flowers found in monsoons and abundant in high-altitude places like The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Sahib.It blooms only once in 14 years. The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years.The bloom lasts only for a couple of hours so if you miss it, you have to wait for another 14 years. The myth goes that every time a Brahma Kamal blooms, the wishes of the person(s) who see it blooming will come trueIn reality, the flower blooms once is a couple of years and not 14 years but watching it bloom is truly a spiritual experience.The scientific name for this magical flower is Saussurea obvallata. As the scientific name indicates, it is actually a type of cactus although 'kamal' means lotus
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Saussurea obvallata||White||June to September||0.3 m (1 ft).||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full Sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||19 Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Brahma Kamal
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
- Keep moist in winter.
Typical uses of Brahma Kamal
Special features: It is Used to treat cerebral ischemia and paralysis of the limbs. Infact we can say the entire plant is used.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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