7 मार्च Flowers white. It perenates by fleshy roots/root-tubers. Tuberous root is used in ayurvedic medicin. Cultivation of safed musli is more profitable. of many Ayurvedic tonics. The roots fetch an attractive market price (presently. Rs , per kg of dry peeled fleshy roots). Safed musli. CLIMATE. It can be. Chlorophytum borivilianum (family Liliaceae) is a high-value medicinal plant becoming rare because it is harvested fromthe wild. To encourage.

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The botanical name of Safed musli is Chlorophytum borivilianum.

Its roots are used for preparing various drugs. It is an annual herb having average height of Flowers are star shaped, 2cm across cultivafion yellow or green in color. Fruits are greenish to yellow in color and mainly produce in July — December. Roots are in cluster having dultivation seeds. It is found mainly in tropical and subtropical Africa. It can be grown in variety of soil ranging from loamy to sandy soil having good drainage system.

It can tolerate mountain slopes or sloppy lands. It gives best result when grown under red soil rich in organic matter. Avoid cultivation in water lock conditions. The soil having pH ranging from 6.

These varieties are maintained and collected by RAU, Udaipur. They are found to give good yield and high saponin content. For Safed musli, it required well prepared nursery beds. For land preparation firstly single deep cultivation is done before sowing and then tillering are done. Land is mainly prepared in the month of April — May.

Time of sowing Optimum time for sowing of Safed musali is from June to August month. Spacing Depending upon plant growth habit, use spacing of 10 inches x 12 inches.


Method of sowing Transplanting of seedling in main field. Seed Rate Usually propagation is done through tubers or seeds. For suitable growth, use seed rate of kg per acre.

Seed treatment To protect crop from insect, pest and diseases, treatment of fungicide and growth promoter are done.

Safed Musli Cultivation Information Guide | Agri Farming

Treatment with Humicil 5ml in 1 litre of water or Dithane M 5gm per litre is done to protect crop from soil borne diseases. After chemical treatment, use seeds for sowing. Sow Safed musli seeds on raised beds of 1. Nursery bed should be well prepared on which seedlings are raised. Seeds are sown by broadcast method. After sowing cover bed with light soil.

Mulching is done for the better growth. Seeds start germinating in about days. Seedlings are ready for transplantation in about days. Water seedling beds 24hours before transplanting so that seedlings can be easily uprooted and be turgid at transplanting time. Apply organic manure i. If soil is of clayey nature then apply Mycemeel 1.

Do frequent weeding, hoeing and earthing up and keep field weed free till 3 months. One post-emergence weeding is done and two weeding are done to keep the field weed free. If any deficiency is seen in growth of plant then immediate required spray should be given.

For good growth and better development apply irrigation at the interval of days. In rainy season, irrigation is not required but in the absence of rains irrigation is required at proper intervals. Depending upon climate and soil irrigations may vary. It is a pathogenic disease which causes yellowing of leaves then withering and then ultimately death of the whole leaf. Application of Bavistin solution 1g in 1 litre of water at the interval of 25 days is given twice to control red spot.


It is a disease which causes red, orange and yellow leaf spots on plants. Caterpillars eat the fresh and healthy green leaves of the plants. Application of Metacid 0. Plant starts yielding in about 90 days after planting.

How to grow Safed Musli (Chlorophytum Borivilianum) – Krishisewa

Harvesting is done in the month of September or October. Harvesting is done when leaves start yellowing and then gets dried. Harvesting of tuber is done when they changes its color from light to deep black. On maturity the tubers give maximum quantity. Mainly tuber harvesting is done in the month of March or April. After harvesting, drying of tubers is done. The white tubers are taken and then they are air dried for around days. Then peeling is done and then they are packed in air tight bags for transportation and for less spoilage.

From dried material several products like Safed musli powder and Safed musli tonics are made after processing. You have successfully login. Your email and password is incorrect!


I agree to the Terms. Please enter your email address. You will receive a link to create safde new password. Pest and their control: Grub worms ruin the roots of plants by munching on them. Diseases and their control: Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana 2. Department of Agriculture 3. Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research 5.

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