The chanana, or Turnera subulata Common in many regions of the country, the plant is easy to grow and very resistant. In addition, it has medicinal properties, and is widely used for health. Below, check out the main characteristics of the plant and the benefits of having it at home.
What is chanana
The chanana is a herbaceous plant common in regions of Tropical America and very present in Brazil. According to gardener and florist Flávia Kremer, "it is a PANC plant (Non-Conventional Food Plant) and has edible flowers".
Chanana x Damiana
The chanana is present in several regions of the country, and is also known as Damiana. According to the gardener, "the name originates from the same plant, so there is no difference between them. Finally, the chanana can also be known as Turnera, Organillo, Albina, Boa-nite, Bom-dia, and Flor-do-Guarujá.
Benefits of growing chanana
- According to gardener Flávia Kremer, the chanana is a plant that helps in the treatment of respiratory problems, because it has expectorant action. It is commonly used in the treatment of bronchitis;
- The plant is known to have antidepressant properties and thus aids in the treatment of depression and anxiety;
- The flower improves the body's digestive function, as it has properties that aid digestion. In addition, its use prevents constipation, for example;
- A common feature of chananas is their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action. The plant can help improve urinary tract infections;
- Finally, it has aphrodisiac properties, which help to increase sexual libido, also improving male impotence.
The chanana offers many health benefits and should be consumed only under medical advice. That way, you will use its medicinal properties safely.
How to care for the chanana
It is not difficult to enjoy the beauty of chananas and their health benefits, because the plant is rustic and easy to grow. However, it requires care and maintenance, just like any other plant. Therefore, check out 6 tips from gardener Flávia Kremer to not make a mistake when growing this flower:
According to Flavia, the irrigation of the chanana should be done only when the soil is very dry, because it is considered a rustic plant: "It is very resistant to the driest periods and blooms all year round.
The chananas do not need fertilizing, as they are very resistant and do not require much care in this regard. However, if you want to choose a fertilizer for the plant, prefer the granulated NPK type, with the 4-14-08 formulation. It can be applied in the spring.
3. ideal soil
"The soil for the chanana can be very basic, with an ordinary black earth mixed with sand. The plant can grow well in not very fertile, sandy and saline soil, which is why it is found in many places, such as walls and public roads," explained Kremer.
Sunlight is essential for plants to grow healthy, and for the chanana it is no different. According to Kremer, the proper lighting for the flower should be direct. That way it will grow strong and bloom more often.
5. how to make seedlings
"The chananas have good branching and propagate easily. They can be multiplied by cuttings and by their seeds," Kremer said.
6. where to grow
Finally, the chanana is easy to grow and adapts to different soil conditions and environments. However, the gardener recommends planting it in gardens, because the plant has long stems and branches, and spreads easily.
From these tips, it is clear that it is quite easy to care for chananas, isn't it? They are easy plants to grow and maintain, and therefore perfect for beginning gardeners. Below, see other information about this plant so you don't leave with any doubts!
Learn more about chanana
Finally, to guarantee a perfect result when growing chanana, it is also worthwhile to keep up with extra tips about it, so check out a selection of videos with more curiosities and information about the flower:
More tips on how to grow chanana
Did you know that the flowers of the chanana close during the night? Well, in this video by Nô Figueiredo you will learn great tips for growing the plant, and she also highlights the main curiosities. It is important to check the video, because it also brings a tip on how to make the ideal consumption of this PANC plant.
How to identify Succulent Turneras
In this video, biologist Daniel Forjaz teaches how to identify chananas, through its main characteristics. The vlog shows the conditions that make the flower an ideal plant for consumption.
More benefits and trivia about chanana
Here, you will find great tips and information about the cultivation and use of the chanana. Botany student Fábio brings curiosities about the flower and its health benefits. In addition, he teaches how to identify one of the most common pests of the plant. It's worth watching and taking notes!
How to make chanana bloom more often
Finally, in this video, gardener Marciana explains how to make the chanana have a perfect blooming. She brings simple tips and teaches how to ensure the best condition for the plant to have beautiful and showy flowers.
The flower will bring joy and color to your home. To increase the collection of flowers in your home, choose violets as well. After all, they are easy to maintain and have beautiful flowers!