Another type of very rare Insulin Plant with orange colour flowers, with a darker shade of leaves and more compact plant. It is interesting to know that this plant does not contain insulin, nor does it create insulin in the body, but the natural chemicals present in this plant convert sugar into glycogen, which promotes the process of metabolism.
The Insulin plant is also used against ailments like cough, cold, skin infection, eye infection, lung diseases, asthma, uterine contraction, diarrhea, and constipation among others. The flower of this Insulin Plant is so unique and will surely turn your garden into something very tropical looking.
Very limited numbers of plants available. Suitable for pot/container growing or as indoor plant. Can be planted at anytime of the year.
*Please do your own research on this plants prior to purchasing if you have any concerns.
Need regular watering during summer. Every 2-3 days during winter
Rich and moist soil and free draining.
Organic fertiliser is preferred once yearly around spring. Use liquid fertiliser like seaweed about every 2 months. Do not use fertilizer during winter month.
Does not like wind as they are quite spindly
Hardy. Perennials plant
Beautiful orange flowers started around autumn
Not necessary as leaves will die off during winter time usually and come back again around spring time.