Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Rohdea japonica.

Material uses

The plant has shown insecticidal activity[1].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The leaves and the roots are depurative, diuretic and febrifuge[2][3].They are used in the treatment of abscesses, boils, sore throat etc[3][1].

The roots are used externally as a poultice and internally as a heart and nerve tonic[1].

The plant shows cardiac activity, rather like digitoxin (in Digitalis purpurea)[1].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe[4]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division.
The seed is best sown when it is very red and ripe. Although some growers use a stratification period I have had luck sowing fresh, ripe seed as soon as harvested. I harvested seed from a variegated

cultivar in a seed starting mix and germination took about 30 days. The plants grew to a height of 5 inches in a year in 4 inch pots. They will be planted out this season 2014.

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Cultivation

Prefers a position in semi-shade in a moderately fertile humus-rich and moisture-retentive soil[4]. Plants are not particular as to the soil type[5].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Rohdea japonica. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Rohdea japonica.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Rohdea japonica
Genus
Rohdea
Family
Convallariaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
9
Water
moderate
Sun
indirect sun
Shade
permanent shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    0.3 x
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Duke. J. A. and Ayensu. E. S. Medicinal Plants of China Reference Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-917256-20-4 (32202/01/01)
    2. ? 2.02.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
    3. ? 3.03.13.2 ? A Barefoot Doctors Manual. Running Press ISBN 0-914294-92-X ()
    4. ? 4.04.14.2 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
    5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
    6. ? Ohwi. G. Flora of Japan. (English translation) Smithsonian Institution (32202/01/01)
    7. ? [Flora of China] (32202/01/01)



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