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Madagascar Periwinkle White (Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus)

Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹30.00.

Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus White, also known as the Madagascar Periwinkle, is a stunning flowering plant renowned for its delicate beauty and medicinal properties.

Madagascar Periwinkle White 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 – White
  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, also known as the Madagascar Periwinkle White, is a stunning flowering plant renowned for its delicate beauty and medicinal properties. This cultivar, specifically bred for its white blossoms, belongs to the Catharanthus genus, native to Madagascar but now cultivated worldwide for its ornamental and therapeutic value.

With its pristine white petals and vibrant green foliage, Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus White adds a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. Its compact growth habit makes it suitable for containers, borders, or as a ground cover, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Beyond its visual charm, this variety of Catharanthus possesses medicinal qualities. Its extracts are rich in alkaloids, particularly vincristine and vinblastine, which are used in the treatment of various cancers, including leukemia and Hodgkin’s disease. Additionally, it is valued in traditional medicine for its purported antidiabetic, antihypertensive, and antimicrobial properties.

Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus White exemplifies the harmonious blend of natural beauty and therapeutic potential, making it a cherished addition to gardens and a vital resource in the realm of herbal medicine.

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.

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Madagascar Periwinkle WhiteMadagascar Periwinkle White (Nithiyakalyani Catharanthus)
Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹30.00.

Availability: 40 in stock