Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar Periwinkle, Periwrinkle (0.3m)

$10.80

Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, pink periwinkle, rose periwinkle, is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is an evergreen plant first originated from islands of Madagascar. The flowers may vary in colour from pink to purple and leaves are arranged in opposite pairs. This plant is widely used in traditional medicine in Africa and Asia. It produces nearly 130 alkaloids mainly ajmalcine, vinceine, resperine, vincristine, vinblastine and raubasin. Vincristine and vinblastine are used for the treatment of various types of cancer such as Hodgkin's disease, breast cancer, skin cancer and lymphoblastic leukemia. 

 

*Sunlight: Full Sun
*Water: Water when soil feels dry to the touch, do not over-water.
*Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or soild fertiliser over the soil.
*Plant size: approx. 30cm (vary in sizes)
*Rootball size: 21cmØ x 14cmH
*Pot type: Plant comes in a brown plastic landscape pot (with drainage holes)


* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.


*Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size.