How To Grow Giloy Plant From Seeds and Cuttings At Home
The botanical name of Giloy is Tinospora cordifolia, which is known as Giloy in Ayurveda. In Sanskrit it is called Amrit, because it never dies. Giloy is a multi-year vine of Indian origin. Its seeds are like black pepper. It can be planted as seed or cuttings in May and June. It increases rapidly during monsoon. It doesn’t even need a lot of sunlight. It is cultivated in many states. Giloy can be used in the form of powder, juice and decoction. Its leaves and stem are both used.
Summer and rainy season is the best time to plant Giloy plant. You can sow giloy seeds in your home garden in the month of February-April and in indoor pot during monsoon i.e. June-July. Amrit Bel or Giloy can be grown almost any time in areas with light rainfall.
It can be easily planted in home pots, kitchen garden, terrace garden and garden. Giloy’s vine can easily spread in all these places. Its stem climbs high and it takes moisture from the air. Seeds or cuttings are used to plant them.
To make the Giloy plant grow faster, first soak the seeds overnight in a wet towel or paper in cold water, this will help them to germinate more quickly. Follow the following steps to plant giloy seeds in a pot:
First, take a seedling tray or pot and fill it with potting mix.
Poke a few shallow holes in the soil with your finger.
Place the seeds gently into the holes to a depth of about to inch and cover them with a thin layer of soil.
Water as a spray to keep the soil well moist.
Keep the soil moist during germination, Giloy seeds will germinate in about 8-10 days.
Now transplant the prepared Giloy Seedling carefully in a big pot or grow bag.
The Giloy plant grows rapidly in the presence of full sunlight, but during summer it should be protected from midday sunlight. If you are planting an indoor giloy plant, it is best to place it near a sunny window.
Amrit Bel or Giloy is a medicinal plant with a vine, which grows rapidly to about 20 feet, so the vine should be supported to grow properly. You can support your Giloy plant with the help of creeper net or wood.