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Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya - Plant

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Mappia foetida locally known as Narkya or Amruta is an endangered plant species naturally distributed in the Western Ghats. It is the most convenient source for large-scale production of camptothecin (CPT) a promising anti-cancer compound.
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Sales price 399
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Plant height : 2 feet (+/- 20%)
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Description for Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8 to 10. In St. Louis, grow in containers or tubs that are overwintered indoors or as year-round houseplants. Container plants may be grown as shrubs or trained as ornamental standards. Plants generally grow best when overwintering period is short.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Mappia Foetida, Kalagaura, Narkya,Foetid Mappia, Amruta, Ghanera, Kalgur, Narkya. Purple, pink or white Seasonal bloomer 4 to 8 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

Choose a warm, sheltered location when growing. The vining varieties require a support structure as some can get 15 feet tall. All plants prefer sun to light shade sites with well-draining and moderately fertile soil. Install the plant in the ground at the same level it was growing in the nursery pot.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Well-drained soil Medium 50 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Mappia Foetida

  • Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Typical uses of Mappia Foetida

Special features: Container plant for sunny decks, patios and other locations around the home. In Zones 8 to 10, these plants are used in a variety of landscape applications including hedges, screens, foundation plantings and borders.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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5 / 5 Vishal Tejaswi 01 July 2018
I am staying in Bangalore so delivery time may damage the plant?
5 / 5 Priyanka Kushwaha 24 June 2018
can I grow absolutely indoor or outdoor? or partly indoor or outdoor?
5 / 5 Narender Saini 24 June 2018
?How many years will it live?
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