With lots of medicinal uses, this plant can be grown indoors without heavy maintenance. This plant needs just basic watering. Bugs are one of the serious problems for this plant. With a little care, this plant is valuable and would prove very helpful for home remedies.
The plant will grow in well-drained loamy soil under full sun but grows in almost every soil. Make sure to maintain a proper drainage system so that water does stay stagnant in the pot and kill the plant.
Water the plant every 3 days once and the plant will show a good growth rate. The water should be varied since during summer more water should be poured and during winter less water should be poured.
The plant is often found in wild and so it needs moderate lighting conditions but it also grows well in heavy sunlight. It can also grow in shady lighting so it will not be a problem to grow in indoors
The flower of this plant is small and white in colour and this flower grows up to a maximum size of about 1 centimetres which gives a good look to the living room.
This plant grows to a height of 10 feet and spread up to 10 feet which also can be grown inside until it gets large enough.
Feed it with nitrogen-rich fertilizer once in a month for better growth and organic fertilizers can also be used. Fertilizing can make the plant grow larger in less time and it increases the healthiness and growth rate of the plant.
It has plenty of medicinal uses as the leaves are analgesic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory and the leaf paste is applied for skin infections, sores, sprains, bruises, injuries and rheumatic conditions. It also serves for home remedial purposes like chronic bronchitis, improving memory power and eyesight, to manage skin diseases and excessive bleeding during menstruation. The seeds also possess many medicinal values
The stem of this plant is used for making baskets and the smoke of the leaves is used to repel mosquitoes and the leaves will repel insects and is used in various grain stores.