Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Boldo cultivation

(Peumus boldus)

HOW TO GROW BOLDO

flower Characteristics of boldo

- Slowly growing dioecious shrub reaching 7m. Height (up to 20m). Crown rounded, very branched. The whole shrub gives off a strong aroma of camphor and lemon.

- Glaucous or green foliage, opposite leaves, petiolated, elliptic and whole, obtuse apex.

- Cluster flowers, white or yellow, very aromatic. The plant is in bloom in summer.

- The fruit is a small fleshy drupe of greenish-yellow color at maturity, edible. To produce fruits, the flowers must be pollinated, because it is a dioecious plant.

sun Boldo required climate

- Plant native to the mountainous and dry regions of Chile.

- Altitudes below 1,000m.

- It does not tolerate frost.

- It can grow in full sun or semi-shade.

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Drawing of the plant

soil Suitable soil for boldo

- Shrub from shallow and often stony soils.

- Type of soil: sandy and clayey soils. Good drainage.

- Acidic or neutral pH.

pot Propagation of boldo

Propagation by seeds

- Seeding in hot bed.

- Transplanting of seedlings in individual pots when their size allows manipulation.

- Greenhouse cultivation at least during the first winter.

- Stakes of wood during its growth.

irrigation Boldo irrigation

- Space out irrigation. Keep humidity level low.

- Increase the frequency of irrigation in very dry seasons.

- Leaf edge winding is a plant response to environmental stress, usually due to lack of water. Because boldo is a dry-climate shrub, the leaf edges may be slightly curved. If they wind up more than normal, it is an indicator that we must water more frequently.

medicinals Medicinal components of boldo

COMPONENTS OF BOLDO

- Alkaloids (0.2-0.5%): boldine, isoboldine, reticuline, laurotetanine, laurolitsine, isocorydine, norisocorydine, pachycarpine (espartein).

- Essential oil (1-3%): cineole (Eucalyptol), cymol, ascaridole, eugenol, pinene and terpineol.

- Tannins (1-2%)

- Calcium oxalate

- Flavonic glycosides: boldoside, boldoglucin.

- Flavonoids: rhamnetol, isorrhamnetol, kaempferol, catechins

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