After reading the title above, you may feel weird because of the name mentioned. Though the name seems weird, the truth is that it is the name of a plant. The plant is named as such due to its shape similarity with that of a tail of lizards.
Lizard’s Tail, swamp root, or dragon’s Tail, is an ornamental plant used for medicinal purposes native to North America. There’s no nutritional or edible value to it. Therefore we will be dealing with it as the whole plant, so the plant does not spoil readily as long as it receives water in appreciable amounts.
How To Store Lizard’s Tail
Like we mentioned above, Lizard’s Tail plant does not hold any value in terms of edibility and nutrition. This is not an ordinary plant that you may consume easily. Therefore rather than saying how to store the Lizard’s Tail plant, we will emphasize how to keep the plant in good condition and make it devoid of wilting or any spoilage.
Certainly, the Lizard’s Tail is not beneficial or nutritional for us if used in raw form, but that does not mean that it is completely useless. No! That is not the case. It is useful in many other aspects, which we will tell you in the upcoming paragraph as you continue to read the article.
The swamp root plant is used as an ornamental plant in wildlife and for various medicinal purposes. Another use of the plant is that it provides forage for domestic animals like sheep and cattle, but if it gets overeaten, it gets toxic.
For this reason, humans should also avoid ingesting it to not get subject to any toxicity as a result of consuming it. However, to bring the plant into various uses, which we discussed above, you need to go through some of how you may provide the plant the optimum conditions for its growth to help you serve the goal.
Keep the Plant Watered with Sufficient Amount
The Lizard’s Tail plant, which you have just grown in the desired place, does not get spoiled readily. Yes! The plant does not get subjected to any bugs or pests but only under one condition. There is no extra care which you need to help this plant attain its quality, but only you need to water the plant with sufficient amounts and keep it under slight sunlight.
Can You Freeze Lizard’s Tail
Freezing is a technique which you go for when you intend to store your eatables for a long which are nutritional for you. Yes, those eatables which are good for you! The Lizard’s Tail is not one of those plants you will need to freeze as it is not edible.
The plant is distinct enough from other plants, and hence it is not stored under the conditions you opt for preserving your other plants’ roots, leaves, and flowers. Therefore to answer whether it can be frozen or not, so no, there is no need to do such as it is not worth it.
How Long Does Lizard’s Tail Last
For what time duration does your Lizard’s Tail plant maintain itself and does not wilt? The plant’s maintenance is certainly not dependent on a lot more factors, but only there are a few factors you need to take care of to help the plant maintain its quality.
If you can control those factors, we are perfectly sure that the plant will not wilt easily and will not disappoint you. As it is not an edible plant, you cannot determine its shelf life as it is not picked up in terms of some days, months, or years, but it depends on the conditions in which the plant usually grows.
And those conditions like we discussed above are only two. One is to keep providing the plant with sufficient water. And another environmental condition accountable is the plant getting partial sunlight.
How To Tell If Lizard’s Tail Is Bad
Usually, the plant does not go off readily if you can provide it conditions essential for its survival. The plant’s period of survival is high. But even then, there is a probability that your plant may wilt and get spoiled as a result and is no longer useful to you from any aspect.
To help you get deeper know-how of the damage of your dragon’s tail plant or Lizard’s Tail plant, we will mention some of the signs that the plant exhibits while subject to any disease that has gone bad usually. Let’s read below to find that out,
- Appearance: The plant which has been damaged shows an easily detectable color change. In that observable case, remove it and go for growing new Lizard’s Tail plants.
- Wilting: The plant also gets wilted after getting subjected to any of the fungi.