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Biophytum sensitivum/ little tree plant (pot)

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Quantity: Large pot

Position: terrarium, garden, etc.
BIOPHYTUM SENSITIVUM

DESCRIPTION
Biophytum sensitivum is also known as little tree plant, or Mukkootti . It is a species of plant in the genus Biophytum of the family Oxalidaceae.
It is found in Kerala, wet lands of Nepal, and in other Southeast Asian countries. This plant is used for medicinal purposes.The leaflets of Biophytum sensitivum are able to move rapidly in response to stimulation such as touch.
Its extracts are believed to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, radioprotective, chemoprotective, antiangiogenetic, wound-healing, immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic, and cardioprotective in nature.
Biophytum sensitivum is also known by various vernacular names, Jhalai (Bengali), Laajjaalu, Lakshmana (Hindi), Hara muni, Jalapushpa (Kannada), Mukkutti (Malayalam), Lajwanti (Marathi), Vipareetalajjaalu, Jhulapushpa (Sanskrit), Nilaccurunki, Tintaanaalee (Tamil), Attapatti, chumi, Jalapuspa, (Telugu).

The little plant grows up to maximum of 20 cm and the plant is bitter, expectorant, stimulant, and tonic in ayurveda.

it has been used as traditional medicine for several purposes. it is to be used in the treatment of stomach ache, asthma, treating insomnia, convulsions, cramps, chest complaints, inflammations, tumors, and remedying chronic skin diseases. commonly, the whole plant decoction is used for asthma and phthisis and the decoction of root is used for gonorrhea and lithiasis. the powdered leaves and seeds were used to apply on wounds. The whole part of plant is used to counteract the snake venom activity.

What makes it special

Biophytum sensitivum is used as medicine in ailments such as :

inflammation
● arthritis
● wounds and Burns
● tumors
● gonorrhea,
● stomach ache
● asthma, cough
● degenerative joint
disease
● urinary calculi
● diabetes
● snake bite
● amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.

Plant specifications

Height 20 cm
No of leaves 6 to 12 pairs
Fruits Elipsoid shape
Flower Yellow,white or orange shape

Planting and care

LIGHT: It needs Bright, indirect light.

WATER: Keep the soil consistently moist . Do not allow this plant to dry out. Ensure good drainage.

HUMIDITY: High humidity – mist as often as possible.

TEMPERATURE: Minimum 15ºC. Good between 18ºC and 26ºC.

FEEDING: Use your chosen houseplant fertiliser once a month during growing season.

SOIL MIX: A well-draining potting mix is needed.

PROPAGATION: possible by seeds.

CARE DIFFICULTY – moderate

Remove yellow or dying leaves, and plant debris to encourage better-growing conditions. While pruning, always use clean scissors or shears to reduce the chance of bacterial and fungal diseases. Prune the flowers and developing buds to elongate the specimen’s lifespan.

Key requirements to keep plant healthy

Plant type Foliage
Lighting Medium – high indirect light
Temperature 60-80°F (15-26°C)
Watering Consistently moist

Humidity High humidity (60-90%
Growth 3-4 inches

BIOPHYTUM SENSITIVUM

Biophytum sensitivum is also known as little tree plant, or Mukkootti . It is a species of plant in the genus Biophytum of the family Oxalidaceae. It is found in Kerala, wet lands of Nepal, and in other Southeast Asian countries. This plant is used for medicinal purposes.The leaflets of Biophytum sensitivum are able to move rapidly in response to stimulation such as touch.  Its extracts are believed to be antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, radioprotective, chemoprotective, antiangiogenetic, wound-healing, immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic, and cardioprotective in nature.

Biophytum sensitivum is also known by various vernacular names, Jhalai (Bengali), Laajjaalu, Lakshmana (Hindi), Hara muni, Jalapushpa (Kannada), Mukkutti (Malayalam), Lajwanti (Marathi), Vipareetalajjaalu, Jhulapushpa (Sanskrit), Nilaccurunki, Tintaanaalee (Tamil), Attapatti, chumi, Jalapuspa, (Telugu). The little plant grows up to maximum of 20 cm and the plant is bitter, expectorant, stimulant, and tonic in ayurveda.

It has been used as traditional medicine for several purposes. it is to be used in the treatment of stomach ache, asthma, treating insomnia, convulsions, cramps, chest complaints, inflammations, tumors, and remedying chronic skin diseases. commonly, the whole plant decoction is used for asthma and phthisis and the decoction of root is used for gonorrhea and lithiasis. the powdered leaves and seeds were used to apply on wounds. The whole part of plant is used to counteract the snake venom activity.

What makes it special

Biophytum sensitivum is used as medicine in ailments such as :

inflammation

  • arthritis
  • wounds and Burns
  • tumors
  • gonorrhea,Â
  • stomach ache
  • asthma, cough
  • degenerative jointÂ

disease

  • urinary calculi
  • diabetes
  • snake biteÂ
  • amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.

Plant specifications

 

Height 20 cm
No of leaves 6 to 12 pairs
Fruits Elipsoid shape
Flower Yellow,white or orange shape

 

Planting and care

LIGHT : It needs Bright, indirect light.

WATER : Keep the soil consistently moist . Do not allow this plant to dry out. Ensure good drainage.

HUMIDITY : High humidity – mist as often as possible.

TEMPERATURE : Minimum 15ºC. Good between 18ºC and 26ºC.

FEEDING : Use your chosen houseplant fertiliser once a month during growing season.Â

SOIL MIX : A well-draining potting mix is needed.Â

PROPAGATION : possible by seeds.

CARE DIFFICULTY – moderate

Remove yellow or dying leaves, and plant debris to encourage better-growing conditions. While pruning, always use clean scissors or shears to reduce the chance of bacterial and fungal diseases. Prune the flowers and developing buds to elongate the specimen’s lifespan.Â

Key requirements to keep plant healthy

 

Plant type Foliage
Lighting Medium – high indirect light
Temperature 60-80°F (15-26°C)
Watering Consistently moist
Humidity High humidity (60-90%
Growth 3-4 inches

 

1 review for Biophytum sensitivum/ little tree plant (pot)

  1. Dipti Gupta Mohanty (verified owner)

    Came in good condition.

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