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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Jacquinea Armilaris, Barbasco, Cardboard Leaf Tree
Regional name:
Marathi - Jackquinia
Trees, Shrubs, Indoor Plants
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
February, March, April, May, Flowers are inconspicuous
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
6 to 8 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
4 to 6 meters
Plant Form:
Upright or Erect

Plant Description:

Jacquinia armillaris is a small shrub native to the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. It grows to a height of about 2 meters and has leathery leaves that are dark green on top and pale green on the underside. The plant produces small white flowers and small, red, berry-like fruits. It is often grown as an ornamental plant in tropical regions.

Growing tips:

To care for Jacquinia armillaris, you should follow these general guidelines:

  1. Plant Jacquinia armillaris in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.

  2. Water Jacquinia armillaris regularly, but be careful not to overwater. The soil should be kept moist, but not soggy.

  3. Jacquinia armillaris prefers partial shade to full sun, so place it in an area with indirect or dappled light.

  4. Fertilize Jacquinia armillaris every month with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  5. Prune Jacquinia armillaris regularly to keep it shaped and to remove any damaged or diseased branches.

  6. Protect Jacquinia armillaris from frost, as it is not frost-tolerant. If you live in an area with frost, you should grow Jacquinia armillaris in a container and bring it indoors during the winter months.

By following these care guidelines, you can help ensure that your Jacquinia armillaris stays healthy and thrives.


Jacquinia armillaris is known for its ornamental value and is often grown for its attractive white flowers and red fruits. It can be used in landscaping as a border plant, a groundcover, or as a small shrub.

In addition to its ornamental value, Jacquinia armillaris has a number of other potential benefits. The plant is known to produce a resinous substance that has been traditionally used to treat various ailments, including wounds and skin infections. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. However, more research is needed to confirm these potential medicinal properties and to determine safe and effective dosage levels.

Jacquinia armillaris is also an important food source for a number of bird species, which may benefit from the presence of the plant in their habitat.