This is a live plant of ROOKHRAJ PAUDHSHALA Chlorophytum Borivilianum Plant, Safed Musli Live Plant.
General Information About Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum):- It is a tuber crop belonging to the family Liliaceae and it is partly a herb with sub-erect lanceolate leaves.
Chlorophytum borivilianum has good market both indigenously and globally. It is an annual crop capable of giving good returns to farmers under irrigated conditions. Safed Musli is found growing in thick forests in its natural form. The roots of safed musli is reported to contain 2-15% saponin, which has the medicinal property of enhancing vitality and immunity to human beings.
Climate and Soil :- Safed Musli can be grown in hot and subtropical climate. Normally the agroclimatic conditions suitable for potato, onion and garlic are also suitable for safed musli crop. Well drained soils with rich mineral content is ideal for this crop. Hard and acidic soils are to be avoided.
Plantation :- For Bulk Farming a kharif crop, sowing starts with the onset of monsoon. Planting of fingers is done in beds or ridges depending on the slope and drainage of the soil. Generally fingers are planted at a distance of 35 to 40 cm. About 80,000 fingers weighing 10-12 q are required for planting in one hectare.
Harvesting :-Three to four months after planting, the leaves start yellowing. Subsequently they become dry and fall off and get detached from the tuber/ disc. The moisture level in the soil should be maintained for another two to three months. After this, the skin of tubers mature and it turns dark brown. At this stage the tubers and fingers are dug out.
Yield:- On an average the crop gives a yield of 40-50 q of wet musli tubers per ha. After peeling and drying nearly 20% dry musli (8-10 q) is finally obtained.
Post Production Processing : After digging out the musli tubers from the soil, they are thoroughly washed in fresh water. The large and healthy fingers are separated from the tubers and the small ones are kept aside to be used as planting material for the next season. The large fingers are taken for processing. The outer brown skin is peeled off with a stainless steel knife and sun dried for three to four days. Dried fingers are packed in polythene bags and sent to the market.
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