Safed moosli - Plant
Description for Safed moosli
Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb with lanceolate leaves, from tropical wet forests in peninsular India. The Hindi name is safed musli It is cultivated and eaten
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Safed moosli||white||July.||15-20 cm||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Safed Musli requires well drained loamy to sandy loam soils rich in organic matter. Warm and humid climatic condition with good amount of soil moisture during the growing season favour luxuriant vegetative growth and facilitate fleshy root development.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||35Â°C and above||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Safed moosli
- The crop matures in about 90 days under cultivation. At maturity the leaves start yellowing and ultimately dry up from the collar part and fall down.
- The crop could thus be harvested when leaves have dried which occurs in the months of September/October.
- During digging of plants, fleshy root bunches should be lifted form the soil.
Typical uses of Safed moosli
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: The dried roots of asparagus are used in ayurveda as an aphrodisiac. They are available in the market as Safed Musli.
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