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Madagascar Periwinkle Pink (Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus Roseus)

Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹25.00.

Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus Roseus, commonly known as Madagascar Periwinkle, is a vibrant and resilient flowering plant celebrated for its medicinal properties and ornamental beauty.

Madagascar Periwinkle Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – 2 ft (61cm) in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Outdoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C)
  5. Flower Colour – Pink
  6. Fertilization – Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) needs a lot of fertilizer during its growth period. You can fertilize it once a month with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer starting in spring and continuing through most of summerYou can also add a base fertilizer, such as an organic fertilizer, before planting. 

 

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Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus Roseus, commonly known as Madagascar Periwinkle Pink, is a vibrant and resilient flowering plant celebrated for its medicinal properties and ornamental beauty. Originating from Madagascar, this evergreen shrub boasts glossy, elliptical leaves and striking flowers in shades ranging from pink and purple to white. Its botanical name, Catharanthus Roseus, reflects its rose-like blooms.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it holds significant medicinal value, containing alkaloids vincristine and vinblastine, which have been pivotal in cancer treatment, particularly for leukemia and lymphoma. These compounds inhibit the growth of cancer cells by interfering with their microtubule formation, making the plant a vital component in modern chemotherapy.

In addition to its medical applications, Madagascar Periwinkle is cherished in gardens and landscapes worldwide for its low maintenance requirements and prolonged blooming season. Its adaptability to various climates and soil conditions makes it a popular choice for both novice and seasoned gardeners alike.

Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus Roseus exemplifies nature’s dual role as both healer and decorator, captivating hearts with its enchanting blossoms while offering hope and healing through its potent medicinal properties.

 

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Ideal Conditions

  1. Sunlight: Madagascar Periwinkle loves full sun. It should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.
  2. Temperature: It prefers warm temperatures ranging from 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C). Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 50°F (10°C), as it is sensitive to cold.
  3. Soil: Well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0 to 7.0) is best. Good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogging, which can cause root rot.
  4. Pruning: Regular deadheading (removing spent flowers) encourages continuous blooming. Additionally, prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any dead or diseased parts.
  5. Container Gardening: Madagascar Periwinkle can be grown in containers filled with well-draining potting mix. Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Container-grown plants may require more frequent watering than those planted in the ground.

Watering Period

While Madagascar Periwinkle is drought-tolerant once established, it benefits from regular watering during dry spells. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, but avoid overwatering.

Fertilization

Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.

Pests & Diseases

Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and spider mites, as well as fungal diseases such as powdery mildew. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicides, if necessary.

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Madagascar Periwinkle PinkMadagascar Periwinkle Pink (Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus Roseus)
Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹25.00.

Availability: 31 in stock