Pyrola plant has several varieties that grow in the United States. The plant varieties names are often interchangeable, some of the varieties are green, shin leaf, round-leaved and pear-leaf Pyrola; false wintergreen and pink wintergreen Pyrola; as well as the familiar, more widespread, pink Pyrola plants. Continue reading to learn more about growing Pyrola herb plants.

Furthermore, this plant is a perennial herb with slender stems that emerge from is clusters of heart-shaped leaves. This particular plants are generally found in organically rich forests and wooded areas. There are some varieties that perform well in moist meadows and also along lake shorelines. Pyrola herb plant prefers filtered or dappled sunlight and they also tolerates bright light or full shade. A lot of Native Americans use Pyrola plant to treat a variety of conditions. The plant leaves are steeped in water and then used to treat a variety of problems, like sore throats, urinary tract diseases and hemorrhoids. Also poultices are applied to the skin to relieve insect bites, boils and other inflammations.

How to grow Pink Pyrola Plants

This plant really thrives in shady, moist land where the soil is deep with decomposed wood mulch, natural compost and fungi. There are some varieties of this plant that are found in moist meadows and also along lake shores. Some of these plant varieties are extremely rare and they are endangered plants in some states, so you really need to find and purchase the plant seeds from a reliable source. Make sure you don’t borrow them from plants you find in the forest.

Actually growing this plant by seed is very difficult but it worth a try for adventurous gardeners. The plant seeds actually need a lightweight, breathable potting mix that contains a mixture of substances like sphagnum moss, fine bark chips, perlite or coconut husks. If possible you can also use a mix that contains myccorrhizal fungi. Make sure you use only fresh, high-quality ingredients. Then fill the seed tray with the potting mixture. You need to sprinkle a few seeds on the surface and then cover them with a thin layer of potting mix. Make sure you keep the tray in indirect light and then water as needed to keep the mixture slightly damp. You can move the seedlings to individual pots when they are about two inches tall. You can transplant the Pyrola plants to the woodland garden when they are well-established.


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