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Orostachys japonica - A. Berger.
                 
Common Name Rock Pine
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Surface of mountain rocks in Korea[279].Rocks on low mountains, along streams in China[266].
Range E. Asia - northern China, Japan, Korea.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Orostachys japonica Rock Pine


Orostachys japonica Rock Pine
   
Physical Characteristics
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Orostachys japonica is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 5in). It is in flower from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antispasmodic;  Cancer.

The leaves and stems contain several medically active constituents including fatty acid esters and flavonoids[279]. They are antispasmodic and cytotoxic[279]. In Korea they are used in the treatment of cancer, gingivitis and metritis[279].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is likely to succeed outdoors in most areas of the country. The plant is generally a biennial, flowering and then dying in its second year. However, it often produces offsets by which it perennates[279]. It also freely produces seed[200]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a position in full sun in a gritty well-drained soil[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination is usually free and rapid[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer. Consider giving some protection from the wet during winter.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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A. Berger.
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