Hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly known as roselle is an important medicinal plant in traditional system of medicine. Each and every part of the plant is useful. If leaves are used as vegetables then calyces are used in folk medicine for removing cough and as appetiser. Stems of the plant are used for extracting fibre. Plant is generally raised from seeds and stem cutting. In this research article suitable medium for raising nursery of the same plant was explored.
Objective: Selection of suitable medium for raising the seedlings of medicinal plant Hibiscus sabdariffa
Experimental Protocol: Four media were used, these were as follows;
3. Soil with Farm yard manure
1gm seeds approximately 30 numbers were sown in each pot containing the above medium. Observations were made for the rising of seedlings from day 1. Water was provided to the pots regularly for three days and thereafter on alternate days.
Observations: Seedling started growing from day 3 in all the medium except sand. By 8th day almost all the pots showed the growth of seedlings as shown in photographs belo
Results: As can be observed sand showed the poorest growth(40%), solarite showed 56.6%, soil with farmyard manure showed 80% and plain soil showed 86.6 percent of germination.
Conclusion: Though soil was the best medium showing maximum germination but soil with farmyard manure showed healthier plants. So for raising Hibiscus sabdariffa any of the two can be cosidered suitable.
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