Leaf of Life Plant

Another plant we’ve made sure to have growing in our herb garden is the Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum).  It is also called the ‘Miracle plant’, ‘Air plant’ and ‘Life plant’.  It is also called the ‘Live Forever plant’ since each of it leaves can produce new plants  from the indention on the leaf’s edges.

Leaf of Life plantThe Leaf of Life plant can be used to treat hypertension, bronchial troubles, coughs & colds, bruises, boils, ulcers, ear-aches, sprains & swellings, arthritis,and some worms. Some persons also use it to cleanse the bladder and to lower their blood sugar levels. Note: This plant should not be used during pregnancy.

When treating insect bites, the leaves of the Leaf of Life Plant can be crushed and applied directly to the infected spot.

baby Leaf of Life plantsThe Leaf of Life plant (Bryophyllum calycinum) is very easy to grow. In our home in Jamaica it grows in all soil types … once there is moisture.  I’ve even found some growing on rocks.

To grow this plant, gardeners can place the leaf on top of moist soil and expect results in a few weeks.

As a matter of fact, once a leaf of this plant falls unto moist soil it starts growing new plants.

Leaf of Life plants are very fast growing, drought tolerant and can thrive in almost any weather conditions.

For more interesting and useful information about the Leaf of Life plant visit this site @ raintree.com to read information from their database of tropical plants.

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4 comments

  1. I WANT TO BUY A LEAF OF LIFE PLANT/ I HAD ONE YEARS AGO/ I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND ONE TO BUY/ CAN YOU SUGGEST A WEB SITE WHERE I MAY FIND ONE

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