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Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as Vinca rosa or Madagascar periwinkle, is a popular ornamental plant that is native to Madagascar but widely cultivated throughout the world. It is an evergreen shrub that grows up to 1 meter tall and produces beautiful flowers that bloom in shades of pink, white, and purple.
The leaves of Catharanthus roseus are dark green, glossy, and oval-shaped with a pointed tip. The plant blooms profusely, producing small, delicate, five-petaled flowers that are approximately 2 cm in diameter. The flowers are usually pink or white, but can also be found in shades of red, purple, and lilac. They are known for their long-lasting blooms, which can persist for several months.
Catharanthus roseus is a hardy plant that is relatively easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It is also drought-tolerant and can withstand high temperatures and humidity. The plant is often used as a ground cover, in borders, and in rock gardens.
In addition to its ornamental value, Catharanthus roseus has been found to have medicinal properties. It contains a group of alkaloids known as vinca alkaloids, which have been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These alkaloids have been synthesized and used to develop several important drugs, including vinblastine and vincristine, which are used in the treatment of cancer.
Overall, Catharanthus roseus is a beautiful and versatile plant that is widely grown for its ornamental and medicinal value. Its hardiness and low-maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike
Mature Size / Spread / Form
|40-60cm / Erect and bushy|
|Deep green / Rose, pink, white|
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