It’s Simply Called Mayana

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Paint your garden with attractive and colorful leaves.  They come in bright colors of green, red, maroon, pink and sometimes with a combination of yellow.  The color of the leaves depends on the exposure to the sun, they are more intense in partial sun shade than in full sun.  I just took these pictures a few minutes ago, I just can’t resist the beauty of the flowers.

Known as coleus to other gardeners, this plant is so very easy to propagate. Just take a cutting with about two or three leaves and put it in water.  Allow it to grow roots before transplanting it in your garden. Voila! there is no rooting hormone needed.

Do you know that the coleus plant growing in your garden is medicinal too?  The leaves are used for bruises and sprains, for headache, mild bleeding of wounds and also for sinusitis.  Our local gardeners simply call it mayana.

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About arlene

Life starts with a beautiful dream. Life starts in somehow believing that one day you’ll get what you wished and prayed for. Life starts with something you believe you can do and dream about. My entries here are mostly about my journey as a cancer patient, a cancer survivor, a mother, a friend, and about the books I read, places I want to visit and have visited, people I want to meet someday and mostly about the daily grind of simple living. Dreams and Escapes is about having enough faith to go on, the will to live no matter how difficult life may seem sometimes and grateful appreciations of all the things one holds dear. It is about the belief that I could share a little of my journey through writing and writing is an escape for me. When things get a little too hard to bear, I put them into perspective by sharing them here. Dreams and Escapes, why not?

4 responses to “It’s Simply Called Mayana”

  1. meloi says :

    what particular part to the leaf grows root? (mayana)

  2. Shai says :

    I have a project of propagating Mayana and the leaves seem to be curling? I don’t know anything about how to bring back the leaves into its natural and beautiful form =( please help! =(

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