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Springblossom (Jaborosa integrifolia) potted plant, organic

$10.00

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.
Potted plant, certified organically grown

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