Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red) - Plant
Description for Brazilian Plume, Jacobinia (Red)
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|
|Brazilian plume (Red), Spicy Justicia, Mexican Honeysuckle, Orange Plume Flower, Muicle, Mohintli, Firecracker Flower.||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|
Caring for Brazilian Plume
- 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.
Typical uses of Brazilian Plume
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.