Hadjod is botanically termed as Cissus quadrangularis. It is a perennial plant of the grape family. It belongs to the genus Cissus and family Vitaceae. It is probably native to India or Sri Lanka, but is also found in Africa, Arabia, and Southeast Asia.
Common name(s): Veld grape, devils backbone, adamant creeper, asthisamharaka, hadjod and pirandai.
Flower colours: Greenish
Bloom time: May-June
Max reachable height: 8 to 10 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 110 degrees C .
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Cissus Quadrangularis
Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
plant will die with the first frost.
Typical uses of Cissus Quadrangularis
Special features: Cissus quadrangularis is a succulent vine from Africa and Asia. It is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Thailand, and is also used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. All parts of the plant are used for medicine.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: It is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in Thailand, and is also used in traditional African and Ayurvedic medicine. All parts of the plant are used for medicine. Cissus quadrangularis is used for obesity, diabetes, a cluster of heart disease risk factors called metabolic syndrome,and high cholesterol.