Selling size: Single plant with a pot
Growth Form:Perennial herb that typically grows about 20 – 60 cm tall in cultivation with a maximum height of 1.3 m tall.
Roots:The tuberous roots may be lobed or round and have a diameter of 2-6 cm wide.
Foliage:Its leaves are elliptical, ovate (egg-shaped with pointed tip), spatulate (spoon-shaped) or obovate (egg-shaped with rounded tip) and have shallow lobes. The leaf blade is 7-40 cm long and 5-20 cm wide, while the petiole (leaf-stalk) is 0.3-3 cm long. The upper side of the leaf is purple between veins while the leaf under side is green.
Flowers:The yellow to red, compound inflorescence is known as a campanulate head.
Fruits:The dry, 1-seeded fruit is known as an achene (3-4 mm long).
Ethnobotanical Uses:Medicinal ( The underground tuber has medicinal properties. In Thai traditional medicine, the plant is used to treat short-term and chronic inflammation. It has also been used to treat fever and viral diseases. Scientific studies have shown there are compounds with anti-inflammatory properties in the leaves, but there are also potentially toxic compounds as well, so more study is required.)
Desirable Plant Features:Ornamental
FoliagePlant & Rootzone Preference –
Landscape Uses:Small Gardens
PLANT CARE AND PROPAGATION
Water Preference:Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
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