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Elephant Creeper, Vidhara, Samudrasokha - Plant

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Note: The image is for reference purpose. Actual plant height will be 0.5 to 3ft.
Argyreia nervosa
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Elephant Creeper is a vigorous vine native to India, introduced world-wide. It has large, leathery heart-shaped leaves, which are white on the underside due to hairs. It is called elephant creeper because of the large leaves which look like elephant ears. Leaf blades are 15-25 cm long, and 13-20 cm wide, heart-shaped.

Common name: Argyreia nervosa
Color: light pink
Bloom time: July-December, March-April.
Height: 0.5 to 3ft.
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar.

Sunlight: Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 36F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:

  • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
  • Keep moist in winter.
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Special Feature:
The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.
Use
Ornamental use:

 

 

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

 


Note:
Caterpillars, mealybugs, and spider mites also cause problems. Avoid spraying and tolerate some leaf damage unless the situation is uncontrolled.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Elephant%20Creeper.html

 

 

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