Poonai Mesai

  • Scientific name: Orthosiphon stamineus
  • Place of origin: Tropical regions of Asia.
  • Description: Herbal plant with purple colored flowers resembling a cat’s whiskers. Leaves have a mild offensive odour.
  • Grow best: In full to partial sun light in moist soil. Provide regular watering to prevent the soil from drying out at any time. Propagation by seed and cuttings.
  • Use: As an ornamental plant. Leaves are used in making tea