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Acorus Calamus, Vekhand – Plant

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sweet Flag, Vekhand, Beewort, Bitter Pepper root, Calamus root, Flag root,
Maximum Reachable Height Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

  • Keep evenly moist-wet; prefers moisture, do not allow to dry out.
  • Possible pests: aphids, occasional leaf spot, snails, and slugs.
  • Needs to grow in water less than 9 inches deep or in the very moist soil.
  • Plant in containers to control spread if desired.

    Acorus Calamus Care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7
Temperature 10 to 38°C
Fertilizer
  • During the main growing season (Jan-Feb) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.

Acorus Calamus Special Feature

Only plants that grow in water bear flowers.

Acorus Calamus Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • This plant is used for the ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The root is used in the treatment of digestive complaints, bronchitis, sinusitis etc
  • It is said to have wonderfully tonic powers of stimulating and normalizing the appetite
  • It is a folk remedy for arthritis, cancer, convulsions, diarrhea, dyspepsia, epilepsy etc
  • Chewing the root is said to kill the taste for tobacco
  • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

Culinary Use:

  • The rhizome is candied and made into a sweetmeat
  • It can be peeled and washed to remove the bitterness and then eaten raw like a fruit
  • It can also be used as a flavoring
  • The dried and powdered rhizome has a spicy flavor and is used as a substitute for ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts
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1 Acorus Calamus, Vekhand – Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
About Acorus Calamus
Sweet flag is a herbaceous perennial plant in Acoraceae family. Leaves arise from a spreading rhizome. The leaves are erect yellowish-brown, radical, with pink sheathing at their bases, sword-shaped, flat and narrow, tapering into a long, acute point, and have parallel veins.

The solid, triangular spadix rise from the axils of the outer leaves.

Dimensions 42 × 12 × 12 cm

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