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Springblossom (Jaborosa integrifolia) potted plant, organic

$11.00

Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 10, otherwise gainfully grown in a warm greenhouse

(Jaborosa) Rhizomatous perennial native to Brazil and Uruguay, to 6 inches tall. The leaves are ovate and have been likened to mandrake although really the resemblance is not that close. More like sisters than twins. The plant flowers whenever happy, throughout the warm season, in upright tubular and night-scented blossoms that resemble Aztec tobacco but are even showier. The flowers push up through the leaves and remain for several days. If the flowers are sprinkled with water, they will quickly decompose. Jaborosa prefers sun to part shade and a well-drained soil.  Traditional use: A perfume and dye plant. Springblossom shares something with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in that it contains steroidal lactones (dubbed jabrosalactones) that are similar in structure to Ashwagandha’s withanolides. The jabrosalactones have antitumor and antifeedant effects, and beg for deeper investigation. Space plants 1 foot apart.
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  1. Question

    Noah Greene

    Hey man,
    I’m interested in purchasing one of these in spring to attempt cultivation indoors. What would be a good temperature range for these guys? I have a big box under grow lights with great air flow for my tropical plants. The humidity ranges from 70-95%. The temperature typically maxes out at 75- 80°, and gets to 50° at its lowest in winter (summer night temps are about 60°) Would this be too cold? Thanks, Noah

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Noah, Thanks for writing. The temperature range and light availability you describe is actually fine. We have always cultivated these indoors–never tried it outside–seems like it would get lost. Right now in late winter the plants are pretty happy in the heated greenhouse, with erect leaves. They will probably flower come spring. richo

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    • K Ruby

      You list it as a dye plant but I cannot find any information about preferred extraction method or what color it produces. Do you have any knowledge of this?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello K. Ruby, Ethnobotanical info on this plant is indeed thin. Colors may range from pink to indigo, also black, depending as you say on mordants. I need to experiment with this. Richo

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    kaisernorstad

    What color is the dye?

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