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Parameria barbata, Parameria, Kayu rapat

Parameria barbata

Parameria, Kayu rapat
Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: SE Asia
Vine or creeper plantFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Irritating plant

Parameria barbatais a fast-growing vine native to southeast Asia known for its irritating properties, as well as its ethnomedical applications. It grows best in full sun and moderate water in USDA zones 9-11. It can reach up to 10m tall and has pale gray stems with branchlets that are shortly hairy when young. The corolla of Parameria is reddish to white

Parameria typically blooms in the summer months, with flowers that are white or off-white. The fruit follows between October and December, maturing to a size of just over 1/2 inch. When grown in cold regions, Parameria is best suited to being grown in a pot. It prefers moist, yet well-draining soil and should be checked regularly for pests and diseases. Additionally, if Parameria is grown in a pot, the size of the pot should be large enough to accommodate the plant's growth, and it should be watered on a regular basis. For maximum growth, Parameria should be fertilized at least twice per year with a balanced fertilizer.




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