What is happening with my vinca?
Vinci (or any other genus) is known to have many species. Some of them are very common and some are rare or endangered. There are only few hundred species of plants worldwide! Most of these plants are not used for food but they provide medicinal benefits. Many species have been cultivated for their ornamental value, but there were no studies done on the effects of such plant varieties on humans. This is one of the reasons why it was decided to conduct research on vinca.
The most famous species of vinca is called “Myvina” which means “little lady”. According to Wikipedia, this species is native to Peru and Ecuador. Its name comes from its small size and delicate appearance. The leaves are greenish-yellow in color and they grow up to 3 inches long.
They are thin, wiry and slightly hairy. The flowers are white, 1/4 inch long and covered with purple hairs.
In the wild, vinca grows along streams and riversides. However, in cultivation it prefers moist soil where it can grow close to water sources. When grown in this way, the plant does not need much space because it doesn’t require a large amount of sunlight. Also, since vinca requires little space, it is easy to keep clean and maintain its natural beauty.
How can I make my vinca look better?
There are multiple ways of increasing the beauty and aesthetics of your vinca. One of the easiest ways is by regularly trimming the plant. During the spring months, you should cut the dead or dying foliage from the branches. This will help your plant become more full and bushy. Also, as the plant grows, you should thin out the bottom to allow more light to reach the inner parts of the bush. Another way of making your plant look more beautiful is by changing the location of the plant. For example, during the summer, you should place your plant in a shady area with plenty of moisture. During the winter, however, it should be placed in a brightly lit area.
Can I repot my vinca plant?
Yes, you can.
Sources & references used in this article:
A guide for commercial production of vinca by PA Thomas, J Williams-Woodward, FE Stegelin… – 2009 – athenaeum.libs.uga.edu
Fungal endophytes enhanced the growth and production kinetics of Vinca minor hairy roots and cell suspensions grown in bioreactor by P Verma, SA Khan, AK Mathur, K Shanker… – Plant Cell, Tissue and …, 2014 – Springer
Pertraction of Indole Alkaloids from Vinca minor L by L Boyadzhiev, B Yordanov – Separation science and technology, 2005 – Taylor & Francis