Plant care and instructions
Dig around the root zone with your fingers to a depth of 2-3′ for small plants and water generously when the soil feels dry to the touch. Use a balanced fertilizer i.e., 10-10-10, 14-14-14 (Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K)) food with micronutrients. Be observant of the changes in plant vigor and growth, plants are more susceptible to disease and pests if they are weakened through poor maintenance. It is good to make it a practice to inspect plants progress so you can spot systems of disease or insect infestations well in advance of any serious problem. Pruning is required at times for plant health and aesthetics, as a general note remove the damaged leaves and branches as soon as those are noticed to avoid infections.
Light – Full to partial sunlight
Place – Outdoors
Water – Moderately
Fertilizer – Use a balanced fertilizer i.e., 10-10-10, 14-14-14 (Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K)) food with micronutrients.
Temperature – 20 to 35 degrees C
The plants contain alkaloids withanine and somniferine, which are used to treat nervous disorders, intestinal infections, and leprosy. All plant parts are used including the roots, bark, leaves, fruit, and seed.