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Cultivation of indivara indivara - Monochoria vaginalis Presl.

indivara indivara :

indivara indivara : Monochoria vaginalis Presl.


A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,500 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 35°c, but can tolerate 13 - 38°c. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1,200 - 2,000mm, but tolerates 700 - 4,000mm.
Grows best in a sunny position. Succeeds in wet soil and in water, becoming a floating plant in deeper water. Grows best in a fertile, heavy to medium-textured soil. Prefers a pH in the range 5 - 6.5, tolerating 4 - 7
The plant is a common weed of rice paddies, where it often grows as an annual


Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe


The plant is harvested from the wild as a vegetable crop and for local medicinal use

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