Botanical Name: Calceolaria arachnoidea
Habitat : Calceolaria arachnoidea is native to South America – Chile. It is grown in Cultivated Beds.
Calceolaria arachnoidea is a perennial plant growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from Aug to October.
The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.
It requires abundant moisture in the summer and a dry winter. Plants can be grown outdoors in the very mildest areas of the country.
Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. Division in spring.
Medicinal Uses: Astrigent
Other Uses: Red die is made from the flowers.
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