Mehandi is called as Myrtus communis a medicinal plant. It is glabrous and multi-branched, with spine-tipped branchlets. The leaves grow opposite each other on the stem. Leaves are glabrous, elliptical, and lanceolate. Mehndi flowers have four sepals and petals are ovate, with white or red stamens found in pairs on the rim of the calyx tube.
Planting & Caring –
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10 where it is best grown in moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Established plants have some drought tolerance. Sharply drained soils are important. In St. Louis, it is grown in containers that are overwintered indoors. Propagate by seed and cuttings.