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

It's been some years since I started this blog. Supposedly, it was only to share my plight as a cancer patient and survivor but over the years it has somehow evolved into something personal about my life and my family. So really glad to have met you all wonderful people out there. Someone commented once that he liked the title of this blog, Dreams and Escapes. Dream on, there are more things in life than we really think. Be happy, you only live once. Sometimes you also need an escape from the vicissitudes of life and this blog helps me cope. Welcome. Feel free to leave your comments, I do welcome them.

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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