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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 1028-1035
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.128


Assessing the suitability of Crossandra (Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees) as Potted Plant
T.U. Bharathi, T. Manjunatha Rao and C. Aswath
Division of Floriculture and Medicinal Crops, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru
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Abstract:

Four indigenous Crossandra varieties namely Arka Shreeya, Arka Shravya, Arka Ambara and Arka Kanaka were evaluated for three pinching levels and four different potting media combinations at ICAR- Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru. The media comprised of soil, sand, Farm Yard Manure, cocopeat and vermicompost in different proportions were used for the study. Among the four varieties studied, Arka Ambara and Arka Shreeya found to be suitable as potted plant with shorter and compact growth habit. Arka Shravya found to be superior in terms of growth and development but the compactness which is the essential criteria for potted plant was absent. The potting media with soil+ sand + FYM (2:1:1) recorded maximum internodal length of branches (6.55 cm) and number of spikes per plant (15.45). Double pinching was found to be better than other pinching treatments which resulted in maximum number of primary branches (4.11), internodal length of branches (6.43 cm), plant spread E-W (21.13 cm), number of spikes per plant (15.74) and spike length (17.65 cm).


Keywords: Crossandra variety, Media composition, Pinching, Pot plant
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Bharathi, T.U., T. Manjunatha Rao and Aswath, C. 2018. Assessing the suitability of Crossandra (Crossandra infundibuliformis (L.) Nees) as Potted Plant.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 1028-1035. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.128