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Katti pottal kutti podum (Bryophyllum pinnatum)

Katti pottal kutti podum (Bryophyllum pinnatum)

7th Feb, 2018 by gopystar General

    

This plant is interesting to watch as a mature leaf has many tiny plants growing in the leaf nodes.It is an ornamental plant for the same reason.Similar plants are classified under Bryophyllums. Telugu - Patra beeja (which means the seed is the leaf ) Tamil - ( similar plants) Katti pottal kutti podum - (Which literally means -the leaf gives birth to young ones.) Some similar species are known as -Leaf of life, Pregnant plant. The leaf is needle like ,dark green ,succulent and corrugated at the leaf nodes. The leaf is crushed well and the juice is massaged on the forehead for the head pain to reduce.