How to grow Mandrake plant

Mandrake plant growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Mandragora also known as Mandragora autumnalis, Mandrake plant perennial deciduous plant also used as ornamental or medical drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green with wavy ovate leaves with white vein the leaves grow in rosette.

Flower color purple or white, with five petals.

Mandrake plant roots

Root color brown use for medical and in some ways remind troll.

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How to grow Mandrake plant growing and care:

Drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn / Spring (in cooler area)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
Leaves 10-30 cm (4-12 inches) and roots 0.5-2 m (20-80 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes (need place for the roots)

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Purple or white flowers with five petals

Scientific name:

Mandragora autumnalis

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