All parts of the plant are poisonous
The leaves have been made into a drink
. Some care should be exercised here. The tea will contain nicotine and this can be toxic to the body.
There are no edible uses listed for Nicotiana glauca.
All parts of the plant contain nicotine, this has been extracted and used as an insecticide
A poultice of the leaves can be applied to cuts, bruises, swellings and other wounds
. The plant has been used as a poultice for removing the pus from scrofulous sores or boils
. A poultice of the leaves has been applied to inflamed throat glands
An infusion of the leaves has been used as a steam bath in the treatment of rheumatism
Seed - surface sow in a warm greenhouse about 10 weeks before the last expected spring frosts. The seed usually germinates in 10 - 20 days at 20°c. Keep the soil moist and pot up as soon as the plants are big enough to handle, planting them out after the last expected frosts.
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Prefers a well-drained deep rich moist soil in a sunny position
This species is hardy to about -5°c. Plants can survive the winter outdoors in the milder parts of Britain, though they usually act as herbaceous perennials in such conditions.
Plants require more than 14 hours daylight per day in order to induce flowering
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Nicotiana glauca.
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