Description for Velvet Leaf Tree
It grows to 2 m tall, and has velvet-like heart-shaped leaves 15â€“25 cm broad. The flowers are yellow or orange, 4 cm diameter, maturing into button-shaped capsules which split lengthwise to release the seeds. The flowers and plants have a fruity scent.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|velvetleaf, velvetweed, Chinese jute, China jute, buttonweed, butterprint, pie-marker, or Indian mallow||yellow or orange||May to July||10.00 to 15.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Full sun||well-drained soils||Medium||23ÂºC||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Velvet Leaf Tree
- They should be placed in areas of your home that receive bright, but filtered sunlight.
- Soil should be kept only moderately moist at all times, do not over water this plant!â€‹
- You can even add some rocks or gravel to the bottom of your pot to ensure that water is draining well.â€‹
- Fertilize once a week during the growing season.
Typical uses of Velvet Leaf Tree
Special features: Parts Used: Whole vine, leaves, roots, seeds, bark.
Ornamental use: Bast fibers of the bark are made into rope.
Medicinal use: Pounded leaves used for snake bites, abscesses, and wounds.
Leaves and roots used for treatment of ulcers
Leaves used for scabies.
Roots used as diuretic. etc.
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