Psychotria viridis, Chacruna, Amiruca Panga, Sami Ruca, Reinha, Folha, Chacrona

Psychotria viridis

Chacruna, Amiruca Panga, Sami Ruca, Reinha, Folha, Chacrona
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical plant.
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It thrives in full sun or semi-shade, although some shade is necessary in hot climates. It also requires regular watering, as it is a large shrub 5-10 ft tall. For best results in cold climates, it is best to grow the Psychotria viridis in a pot so that it can be brought indoors during the cold winter months. During the growing season, fertilize it every six weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer. This will help the plant grow more lush and thrive under the best conditions. In cold climates, keeping the soil moist is especially important, as the roots are not able to withstand extreme temperatures and can be damaged if not properly cared for.

When caring for a P. viridis, it is important to monitor the watering and temperature of the soil. During the summer months, it should be watered once or twice a week depending on the climate. In areas with little rainfall, the plant may require daily watering. When the temperatures go below 10°C, it is important to reduce the amount of water, as the plant will go dormant during this period. If kept in a pot, it should be kept near a window to ensure that it receives plenty of light.

Overall, P. viridis is a rare yet rewarding species that is perfect for those who are looking for an ethnomedical plant for their garden. It requires careful attention to water and temperature, but if properly cared for, it can thrive for many years.

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