Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

Cultivation of nasturtium (Tropaelum majus)

HOW TO GROW GARDEN NASTURTIUM

Characteristics of the plant

GARDEN NASTURTIUM

flower

Perennial plant in the native place; cultivated as annual in less hot climates.

Crawling stems, climbing sometimes which spread around the center. Round leaves, highly divided, with a strong venation and with the petiolated in the center. Tubular flowers, open at the tip, trumpet- shaped. Five petals, ending in a long spur. Superior lip bilobed; inferior one, trilobed. The flowers present a wide range of colours, from bright red to cream or yellow.

It blooms from summer to the end of autumn.

water

We must water it frequently, although it must never be soaked. Soil should always keep a certain degree of humidity.

gardening pot

As a terrace plant or in verandahs in sunny places. It can be used to make garden flower beds.

weather

Sun or demi-shade

shovel

In spring from seeds, cuttings or by means of its tuberous roots.

soil

It prefers a well drained soil, although it must keeps some humidity. A garden peaty soil with sand will be a good one.

ALCALOIDE

Plant containing poisonous elements. Sometimes used as herbal medicine.



Other species of "Tropaeolum"

Tropaeolum azureum----------------............

Tropaeolum penthaphyllum --------------- ..............

Tropaeolum peregrinum ----------------..............

Tropaeolum tricolorum -----------------................

Tropaeolum tuberosum ----------------..............

punto rojo More information about plants cultivation in the listing above.

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