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The Mappia Foetida is a hassle-free houseplant which is native to the Western Ghats in India. They are best known for their abilities to cure cancer.

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Buy Mappia Foetida (Amruta ) + Basic care, lighting, watering, soil, size, flowering, pruning, and benefits. Info

Mappia foetida or as locally known, Narkya or Amruta is an endangered species found in India. It is generally found in the Western Ghats. The interesting thing about this plant is that it is said to have abilities to cure cancer. They grow easily grow in containers that are overwintered indoors. Therefore, they are popular houseplants.

Caring for these plants is not very hard. In addition to adding an aesthetic touch to your garden, it is also a very useful plant.

Basic care

These plants should be kept in warm and lit areas. They also need a support while growing.

Lighting

These plants like to be kept in full sunlight or partly shady areas. This plant can survive in temperature up to 50 degrees Celsius.

Watering

Mappia Foetida needs a moderate amount of water. The soil should be allowed to dry before the next watering session. In no way should the soil be left soggy.

Soil

The soil should be moderately fertile. It should have good drainage properties as well.

Fertilizer

Any organic fertilizer is suitable for the plants. They should be fertilized in the spring just before the new flowers and leaves begin growing.

Size

The plant grows to a height of 4-8 feet. However, these plants can be pruned and trained to suit the choice of the grower.

Flowering

The flowers are purple, pink or white in colour which appears in small clusters near the tip of the stem.

Pruning

The pruning should be done when the plants are still young. In the second year, the tips of the vines should be pinched off to promote the growth of the plant.

Benefits

This plant is an effective cure for cancer. However, they are endangered presently.

The plants are also used for ornamental purposes.




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