Giloy (गिलोय) Giloy Plant, Gulvel – Plant
|Plant Height||6.5 inch (17 cm)|
|Plant Spread||4 inch (10 cm)|
|Common Name||Indian Tinospora, Heartleaved moonseed, Heart-leaved tinospora, Indian tinospora, tinospora gulancha, Giloy, Gurach,Gulvel,Ambarvel,amrita,amritavalli,guduchi,Batindu, Gilogularich,Gurjo|
|Maximum Reachable Height||0.5 to 3 ft.|
|Flower Colour||Small, yellow or green coloured occur in clusters.|
|Bloom Time||Bloom during summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Soak the seeds in water the night before planting.
- In spring, sow seeds 1/4 in inch deep and approximately 18 in inch apart.
- Cover with soil and water well.
- Keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate.
- When seeds germinate pour liquid fertilizer over the seedlings, making sure to wet all of the leaves.
- Add a thin layer of straw mulch to hold in the moisture and help prevent weeds.
- Malabar spinach dose not have many pests or diseases.
- If the plant gets too big, simply cut it back.
Giloy Plant Care
Malabar spinach is a vining tropical plant that is grown as an annual in cooler climates. It is cultivated for its edible stems and leaves. There are two main varieties: red-stemmed and white-stemmed. This fast-growing leafy vegetable is easily started from seed sown directly in the garden.
Malabar spinach prefers a sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil. Work a generous amount of organic soil conditioner into the soil with a garden fork. Add some slow-release 10-10-10 fertilizer to the site as well.
|Sunlight||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Temperature||28- 35 degree Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Giloy Plant Special Feature
- you eat the leaves and the stems, Malabar spinach can be harvested as soon as the main stem is growing well.
- Snip the leaves and tender stems with scissors as needed. Harvest before the vine flowers for the best flavor.
Giloy Plant Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
About Giloy Plant
Gulbel is a native plant from India, also known to be found in Far East, primarily in rainforests. The plant is climbing shrub with heart-shaped leaves. It has stems about 6 cm in diameter, with light grey, papery bark.
|Dimensions||42 × 12 × 12 cm|