Studies on the effect of different spacing on Caralluma sarkariae (Lavranos & Frandsen) cuttings
G Gokula Kannan, K Rajamani, L Nalina and D Uma
Caralluma sarkariae is a succulent herb belongs to the family of Apocyanaceae. The population of Caralluma sarkariae is found growing in a secluded area at Nagamalai hills of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The crop with its immense medicinal value such as anti-obesity and anti-diabetic properties need to be explored and promoted in non-traditional areas. Hence the experiment was taken up to study the effect of different spacing on Caralluma sarkariae cuttings. The results revealed that, the use of different spacing greatly influenced the growth parameters particularly shoot and root length were greatly influenced in closer spacing of 15×15 cm.