There are no edible uses listed for Parthenium argentatum.
A source of rubber obtained by mechanical maceration of the roots and/or stems.
. Yields of up to 240 kilos per hectare per year are possible (harvested when plants are 5 years old)
There are no medicinal uses listed for Parthenium argentatum.
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
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Requires a very well-drained soil in full sun
. Prefers a sandy soil but cultivated plants succeed on most soils except clay
. Established plants are very drought resistant
This species is not very hardy in Britain, plants dislike winter temperatures falling below -10°c and suffer damage below -15°c
. In particular, they dislike fluctuating winter temperatures and excessive winter wet
. Plants grow well but give a poor yield of latex when growing in areas of higher rainfall
. (This refers to the very low levels of rain the plant experiences in its native habitat). More rubber is produced if the plant is prevented from flowering
. British summers are possibly not warm enough for this plant to thrive
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? 1.01.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
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? 3.03.1 Hill. A. F. Economic Botany. The Maple Press (1952-00-00)
? 4.04.1 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
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