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Eranthemum nigrum is also commonly known as Black Kodia plant. The plant is widely grown in most of the regions of the world as it is quite easy to grow and propagate. It is considered as an excellent choice when it comes to decoration of homes and offices.
The Eranthemum nigrum is also known as Black Kodia.
The subtropical climate is said to be the best for the growth of the plant.
The plant is grown widely as an ornamental plant.
The special feature of the plant is that it can grow anywhere. It has no specific requirements or conditions for growth.
The plant produces attractive white flowers from summer to fall.
The Eranthemum nigrum is easy to grow and maintain.
The black kodia plant grows well when a temperature range of 20 – 40 degrees Celsius is provided to it.
Plenty of humus and water should be provided to the plant during the summer season.
The Eranthemum nigrum can grow up to a maximum height of 1 to 2 feet.
The light requirement often varies. The Eranthemum nigrum plant can survive full sun as well as part or light shade. For the best results, the plant should get partial shade during the intense afternoon and full sun or constant lighting during morning hours.
The Eranthemum nigrum has high water requirements.
During plantation, it is advisable to water well to settle the soil.
The plant soil should always be moist but never wet.
Overwatering should be avoided as it may lead to root rot.
The plant can do well without the addition of any fertilizer but for best results any sort of organic fertiliser can be applied.
The addition of fertilizers leads to a vigorous growth of the plant.
It is said that the plant grows best in loamy soil.
The attractive foliages of the Eranthemum nigrum make it widely used for ornamental purposes.
As it is easy to grow and propagate the plant it is considered as an excellent choice of a house plant.
They require less pruning then the other hedge plants, therefore, it is often grown in gardens too.