Akanda plant


In India, the Akanda plant is called a sacred plant and is used in sun-worshipping ceremonies. This plant comes in two varieties, one blooming white flower, and another blooming pinkish-white flower. In addition, Ayurveda has used its juice for treating various chronic diseases for many centuries, although its juice is highly poisonous.

details & care
  • Water:               Once a week
  • Light:                 Full sun/half sun
  • Growth Rate:      Medium
  • Air Purifying:      No
  • Pet Friendly:       No
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Akanda plant, and Care Guide

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Akanda flower plant

Akanda is a perennial shrub. The plant can grow 2.5 m high with various branches and sub-branches. Akanda has oval, light green leaves and a milky stem. 

This plant blooms white or lavender in color. Its flower consists of pointed five petals and a small beautiful crown, which holds the stamen. In India, the Akanda flower is common in the compounds of temples. 

The plant is also known as effective in treating skin, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and neurological disorders and is used to treat fevers, elephantiasis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.

Care guide

  • During the winter, potted plants are overwintered. Be careful not to overwater. Their feet do not like standing in water!
  • Mix perlite or sand into potting soil for good drainage
  • If you don’t want additional seedlings next spring, cut off the seed pods before they pop open or bind them to shut with twist ties or rubber bands if you want to collect milkweed tree seeds. Seeding is less likely to be a problem for those growing in annual zones.

Growing tips for Akanda plant

  • Avoid repotting the plant immediately after receiving it. We have taken care of the plant with a better pot and rich soil.
  • For 3-7 days, keep the plant in indirect sunlight.
  • Keep checking the soil moisture.
  • Keep the plant hydrated, however, avoid overwatering it.

Additional information

Plant Name

Akanda plant

Common Name

Arsh, Mandar, Madar or Akaua.

Plant size

6-10 inch

Native Areas

Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, China, Pakistan, and Nepal.

Plant Type

Flowering plant


South-east direction

Difficulty level


Bloom time

Seasonal flower


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