Herb latin name: Erythrina x bidwillii


Family: Leguminosae



Medicinal use of Erythrina x bidwillii:

The plant is narcotic and purgative.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
4 m
(13 feet)

Flovering:
July to
September

Habitat of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Propagation of Erythrina x bidwillii:

Seed - pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and sow spring in a greenhouse. 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. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Overwinter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer. Heeled cuttings of young growth in the spring in a frame. Overwinter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Known hazards of Erythrina x bidwillii:

The plant contains alkaloids that have powerful narcotic and purgative effects.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.