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Abstract

Effects of different light levels on the growth traits and yield of Centella asiatica.

Abstract

The growth patterns and yield of Centella asiatica plant under four different levels of shading 0% (full sunlight), 30, 50 and 70% of solar radiation interception were investigated. The plantlets were grown in earthen pots containing soil, sand and vermicompost (1:2:1) and submitted to different levels of shading and of solar radiation and full sunlight, as control. The results suggested that plants submitted to 30% shading showed higher plant biomass. However, the plantlets root system showed higher dry biomass under full sunlight. This information is helpful in planning cultivation of the plant.