Celosia paniculata L.
Iresine celosia L.
Iresine celosioides L.
Iresine paniculata (L.) Kuntze.
Iresine polymorpha Mart.
Iresine spiculigera Seub.
Common Name: Jubas Bush
Jubas bush is usually an annual plant, but sometimes persists for more than a single year[
]. An evergreen, perennial plant, the stems often becoming woody and persisting for more than a year[
]. The stems are up to 90cm long, usually branched, erect to procumbent or sometimes elongate and clambering[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its colourful leaves.
S. America - Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, north through Central America to Mexico.
Often a weed in cultivated ground or waste places, in thickets, or often in dense wet mixed forest, ascending to about 2,800 metres, or perhaps even higher, in Guatemala[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Prefers some shade, but can succeed in bright, filtered light[
]. Prefers a moist, fertile, well-drained soil[
A decoction of the plant is used to treat stomach aches and fevers[
The sap is applied to the skin as a remedy for erysipelas[
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