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The Ancistrocladus korupensis is one of the 20 genus of the small family Ancistrocladaceae, a distinct family of flowering plants. The flowering shrub is mainly found in the tropics of the old world. It is widely grown for its ornamental features.
The Ancistrocladus korupensis hails from the Ancistrocladaceae family, a distinct family of flowering shrubs.
The family Ancistrocladaceae is considered to be the smallest family of the kingdom Plantae as it has only 20 genus.
The plant is generally found in the tropics of the old world.
It is considered to be a native of Indian subcontinent, tropical Africa and south-east Asia.
The shrub is widely cultivated for its ornamental features.
Ancistrocladus korupensis is basically a low maintenance plant that grows easily if the basic care is provided.
The perennial shrub thrives well in a region whose temperature remains in the range of 20 to 40 degrees Celsius.
The Ancistrocladus korupensis can grow up to a maximum height of 3 to 5 feet.
The Ancistrocladus korupensis should be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight for proper growth.
However, the plant is also considered to grow well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives partial shade.
The Ancistrocladus korupensis prefers medium watering.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
Once the soil seems dry, the plant requires water.
However, overwatering can prove injurious to the plant.
The Ancistrocladus korupensis can do well if an abundant amount of organic fertilizers is applied to it.
The fertilizers which are rich in nitrogen enable the vigorous growth of the plant.
Organic matter such as dry grass clippings, straw, aged manure or a mixture of all these can be mulched to obtain better results.
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The Ancistrocladus korupensis is considered as an ideal plant to be grown in the parks and garden owing to its ornamental features.
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