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47_04_18

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Malays. Appl. Biol. (2018) 47(4): 161–168

 

EFFECT OF CUTTING PART, PLANTING MEDIA AND

FERTILIZER ON GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF

Justicia gendarussa Burm f.


NORHIDAYAH CHE SOH1*, NUR ADNILAILA HAMZAH2 and RAMISAH MOHD SHAH1


1School of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu,

21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

2Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Accepted 27 August 2018, Published online 25 October 2018


ABSTRACT

Justicia gendarussa is an important medicinal plant. In modern societies, J. gendarussa is used for many health problems. To fulfill the market’s demand, a large production of medicinal herb is needed. This study was conducted to determine the best cutting part, medium and fertilizer for the growth of J. gendarussa. Mother plant was divided into shoot and mid-stem, after that samples were assigned to media of topsoil, topsoil mixed with palm oil mill effluent (POME) at the ratio of 1:1, 1:2, and POME only. Fertilizers used were wood charcoal, bamboo charcoal and chicken manure with 0 g, 50 g, 100 g and 150 g. At nursery, the result indicated that shoot part and medium of topsoil (1): POME (2) had the highest growth. At the site, there was significant different between the medium, type of fertilizer and the growth rates. For plant height, the highest result presented by shoot part, topsoil (1): POME (2) and chicken manure with 150 g. For crown diameter, the mid-stem, topsoil (1): POME (2) and chicken manure with 100 g is the best. For plant diameter, shoot cutting, topsoil and 150g wood charcoal gave the highest. In conclusion, almost all treatments give significant difference on the growth of J. gendarusa.

Key words: Medicinal plant, cutting part, growth performance, fertilizer, media

 

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