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Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as bright eyes, Cape periwinkle, graveyard plant, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, pink periwinkle, rose periwinkle,is a species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is native and endemic to Madagascar, but grown elsewhere as an ornamental and medicinal plant, a source of the drugs vincristine and vinblastine, used to treat cancer. It was formerly included in the genus Vinca as Vinca rosea.
Vinca can be grown by either direct sowing or transplanting with 0.5 cm deep. Potting mixture should be Humus-rich and well drained.
Keep the seed spacing 1 to 1.5 cm. and for a mature plant (seedling), the spacing is 45*20.