Dillenia alata, commonly known as red beech or golden guinea tree, is a rainforest tree found in northern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. It is a medium-sized tree with reddish-brown papery bark.
Common name: Simpoh Ayer Color: green Bloom time: may 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 Bangada bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
Sunlight: full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: dry to medium
Temprature: 70 deg
Fertilizer: apply any organic fertilizer
To help conserve water, reduce stress, and encourage healthy growth, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of chopped and shredded leaves, grass clippings, or shredded bark around the base of your plants.
Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.
Special Feature: The species was formally described in 1817 and given the name Wormia alata based on plant material collected by Joseph Banks at Point Lookout, Endeavour River, during Lieutenant James Cook s first voyage of discovery in 1770. Use Medicinal use:
Turmeric is beneficial for its influence on the liver.
In spring more consumption of herbs and foods can strengthen the liver.
Turmeric shares similar liver protectant compounds that milk thistle and artichoke leaves contain.
It is said to shrink engorged hepatic ducts, so it can be useful to treat liver conditions such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.