Herb: Chinese Plumbago


Latin name: Ceratostigma willmottianum


Family: Plumbaginaceae (Leadwort Family)



Medicinal use of Chinese Plumbago:

The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are "Distrust of self", "Doubt of one's ability" and "Foolishness".

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Warm valleys at forest edges or in thickets, 700--3500 m. Gansu (Wen Xian), W Guizhou, S and W Sichuan, SE Xizang, E and N Yunnan.

Propagation of Chinese Plumbago:

Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in the spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division of rooted suckers in the spring. Layering in the spring. Plants often self-layer. Cuttings of half-ripe wood in a closed frame. Plants should be overwintered in a frost-free frame or greenhouse for their first winter.

Cultivation of the herb:

Warm valleys at forest edges or in thickets, 700--3500 m. Gansu (Wen Xian), W Guizhou, S and W Sichuan, SE Xizang, E and N Yunnan.

Known hazards of Ceratostigma willmottianum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.