Bryophyllum also known as the Air Plant, Life Plant, Miracle Leaf is a succulent plant native to Madagascar, which is a popular houseplant and has become naturalized in temperate regions of Asia, the Pacific and Caribbean.
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Bryophyllum, Panfuti Plant
5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Plant height: 7 – 11 inches
Plant spread: 5 – 9 inches
It is a succulent plant that is native to Madagascar. It is distinctive for the profusion of miniature plantlets that form on the margins of its leaves, a trait it has in common with the other members of the genus Bryophyllum.
It requires minimal care and can tolerate dry conditions and high temperatures. Bryophyllum daigremnontainum grows from a single stem that is covered from top to bottom with large, blue-green leaves. The plantlets that grow on the edges of each leaf fall easily and root wherever they land.
The upright stems are fleshy and hairless. The leaves are also fleshy and are either simple or compound.
Common name(s): Pan-Futi, air plant, cathedral bells, life plant, miracle leaf, and Goethe plant
Flower colours: Greenish-yellow to pinkish-red
Bloom time: January-February
Max reachable height: 30-120 cm tall, but can sometimes reach up to 2 m in height
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
In India, this is found in Himalayas, Kashmir and Khasi Hills of Assam. It is also found in Pakistan, Nepal, Egypt, Brazil, Arabia, Myanmar, Africa, Thailand, India, Central and East Asia. Nowadays, the plant is cultivated in Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in large scale and sold to pharmaceutical companies. It grows up well in slopes of the dry hill. It also grows in Indian plains.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 25 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Special features: Entire plant. May be collected year round; preferably used fresh.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.