Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red) - Plant
Catharanthus roseus (Vinca) also known as the Madagascar periwinkle or rosy periwinkle or Sadabahar is grown as an ornamental plant in the garden. This is a 1m tall perennial herb with oppositely arranged leaves.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Justicia carnea||Pink||in early spring.||4-5 feet tall.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant jacobinia in shaded, well drained beds having richsoil. Work organic matter, such as compost, into the soil prior to planting to improve soil quality and drainage.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||18-20Â° C.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Pinch off the tip of each growing stem in spring when the plant begins actively growing. Tip removal encourages branching and leads to a fuller plant.
Special features: Catharanthus roseus is used as an anticancer agent. It is most effective for the treatment of lung cancer.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Catharanthus roseus is a tropical plant used for medicinal purpose. The plant contains 2 types of active compound such as alkaloid and tannins. The plant contains resperine. The plant has a long history of use as medicine in Ayurveda and Unani.