Murdannia loriformis "Bright Star"

Name: Murdannia Ioriformis
Family: Commelinaceae
Height: 25 cm
Diameter: 15cm
Country of origin: Asia
History and curiosity: it is also called "grass from the sky", by virtue of its healing power

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Murdannia loriformis "Bright Star" is a plant native to subtropical Asia. Its peculiarity is the prostrate and hanging posture, but at the same time compact. The elongated leaves wrapped around a fleshy stem have a characteristic silvery color with olive green edges. Sometimes it produces delicious little star-shaped flowers in shades of white. In China Murdannia is also known as "Beijing grass" or "grass from the sky", by virtue of its healing power. It is believed that the sap can give numerous health benefits. This seems to be not only a popular belief, but has for years been a carefully analyzed species in world medicine. Some medical properties have been ascertained, such as its anti-mutagenic power, others are still being studied (use for the treatment of bronchitis, problems related to diabetes). Therefore, Murdannia seems to be not only a very decorative plant but also a true healing treasure.

Murdannia: how to take care

Exposure and brightness: Love light but not direct sunlight. At the cultivation site, there is no stagnant air, even if it does not withstand cold currents.

Temperature: In the colder months it is important to put it away as it does not tolerate temperatures below 10 ° C.

Irrigation: Watering is very simple, frequent during the growing season, from spring to autumn, and in the warmer months it is also advisable to spray the foliage. It is important to reduce water in winter when plant growth is slowed.

Fertilization: It is advisable to fertilize regularly with fertilizer rich in microelements, mixed with irrigation water. In winter it should be suspended.

N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season

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