Herb latin name: Disporum cantoniense


Family: Colchicaceae



Medicinal use of Disporum cantoniense:

The juice of the roots is used in the treatment of fevers.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Cool shady places at elevations of 1100 - 2900 metres in Nepal.

Edible parts of Disporum cantoniense:

Tender leaves and young shoots - cooked. Used as a vegetable.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Use a lime-free compost and keep it moist. Stored seed requires 6 weeks cold stratification and should be sown as early in the year as possible. Germination usually takes place within 3 - 6 months or more at 15C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the 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 in spring.

Cultivation of Disporum cantoniense:

Cool shady places at elevations of 1100 - 2900 metres in Nepal.

Known hazards of Disporum cantoniense:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.