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Malabar Gullbe, Chinese tinospora
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Description for Giloy, Gulvel
Plant height: 1.1 - 1.8 inches
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches
Gulbel is a native plant from India, also known to be found in Far East, primarily in rainforests. The plant is climbing shrub with heart-shaped leaves. It has stems about 6 cm in diameter, with light grey, papery bark
Common name(s): Indian Tinospora, Heartleaved moonseed, Heart-leaved tinospora, Indian tinospora, tinospora gulancha, Giloy, Gurach,Gulvel,Ambarvel,amrita,amritavalli,guduchi,Batindu, Gilogularich,Gurjo
Flower colours: Small, yellow or green coloured occur in clusters.
Bloom time: Bloom during summer
Max reachable height: 0.5 to 3 ft.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Malabar spinach is a vining tropical plant that is grown as an annual in cooler climates. It is cultivated for its edible stems and leaves. There are two main varieties: red-stemmed and white-stemmed. This fast-growing leafy vegetable is easily started from seed sown directly in the garden.
Malabar spinach prefers a sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil. Work a generous amount of organic soil conditioner into the soil with a garden fork. Add some slow-release 10-10-10 fertilizer to the site as well.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temperature: 28- 35 degree Celsius
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Giloy
- Soak the seeds in water the night before planting.
- In spring, sow seeds 1/4 in inch deep and approximately 18 in inch apart.
- Cover with soil and water well.
- Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate.
- When seeds germinate pour liquid fertilizer over the seedlings, making sure to wet all of the leaves.
- Add a thin layer of straw mulch to hold in the moisture and help prevent weeds.
- Malabar spinach dose not have many pests or diseases.
- If the plant gets too big, simply cut it back.
Typical uses of Giloy
Special features: you eat the leaves and the stems, Malabar spinach can be harvested as soon as the main stem is growing well. Snip the leaves and tender stems with scissors as needed. Harvest before the vine flowers for the best flavor.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Unverified information The herb has a long history in use by practitioners of Ayurved. Known by its practitioners to treat convalescence from severe illness, arthritis (or joint diseases), liver disease, eye diseases, urinary problems, anemia, cancer, diarrhea, and diabetes.Also, help remove toxins from the body. The plant is cultivated by stem cutting in the month of May-June and used in Tibetan medicine.
The herb is known to have a sweet, bitter and acid taste. Extracted from the stem and root is a nutrient starch used to treat chronic diarrhea and dysentery. According to a legend, the herb is known locally as giloy or "heavenly elixir": Kept the angels eternally young.
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5 / 5 Rakesh 28 October 2018
Is it hybrid plz tel me
4 / 5 Joshi Prisy 29 June 2018
This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.
5 / 5 Krishnamoorty Neelakandan 29 June 2018
This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements
4 / 5 Gaurav Narwania 29 June 2018
How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall
5 / 5 AMit Saraf 25 June 2018
Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well
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