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Asystasia coromandeliana is also known as Aesculus Pavia. It is an easy growing plant that requires minimum care. The average grower can grow up to a height of 12 to 15 feet. The plant also produces bright red flowers during the summer months of April and May. The plant is grown for its ornamental features as and medicinal uses.
The Asystasia coromandeliana is commonly known as Aesculus Pavia.
The plant is a native to Africa and is well known for its beautiful bright red flowers.
The plant belongs to the family of Acanthaceae, a distinct family of flowering shrubs.
The Asystasia coromandeliana is grown during summer and is fairly easy to maintain.
The size of the plant can vary from 12 to 15 feet.
The plant grows well when a temperature of 5°C is maintained.
The plant can grow well in well-drained and moderately fertile soil.
The Asystasia coromandeliana prefers a neutral soil pH, in the range of 6.2 to 7.0.
The plant soil should always be kept moist.
The plant soil should be enriched with leaf mould or rich organic matter in order to ensure proper drainage.
The light requirement of the Asystasia coromandeliana is quite high.
Best results are seen in the exposure of direct light but the plant can also survive under partial shade.
The Asystasia coromandeliana has medium water requirements.
The plant has to be watered by maintaining proper gaps in between subsequent watering.
The plant requires being watered once in a week during the period of low rainfall.
The plant is easy to propagate. The ideal method of propagation is by using stem cuttings or seeds.
The most suitable method of propagation is layering.
The plant requires an application of any organic fertiliser at the time of blooming.
Fertilizers need to be supplied once the plant starts producing flowers.
Organic fertiliser having an equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium should be applied to the flower bed.
Once a month, between April to July balanced granular fertiliser can also be applied.
The Asystasia coromandeliana is widely grown because of its ornamental features.
The plant is also said to have edible uses. In some parts of Africa, the leaves of the plant are used as vegetables.
In the traditional African system of medicines, the leaves of the plant are used for curing Asthma.