How to Grow Satyanashi ka Paudha | Growing Mexican Poppy

Last Updated: 07.11.2023

 Satyanashi ka Paudha is one of the hardiest plants you can grow in the garden! Let’s have a look at how to grow Mexican Poppy!

Satyanashi ka Paudha

Satyanashi ka Paudha is quite a common sight on the open lands and roadsides in India. Thanks to their almost indestructible nature, they are one of the easiest plants to grow for yellow flowers! Let’s have a detailed look.

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Satyanashi ka Paudha Information

Satyanashi ka Paudha is a member of the Argemone genus and is native to America. The genus contains approximately 30 members and is a member of the Papaveraceae family of plants (better known as the poppy family).

The stems of these plants are cylindrical and exude a milky sap. Its flowers are yellow and approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. The plant is popular as Mexican Poppy in English.

Botanical Name: Argemone mexicana

Common Names: Prickly Poppy, Mexican Poppy, Golden Prickly Poppy, Crested Prickly Poppy.

How to Grow Satyanashi ka Paudha?

The easiest way to grow Satyanashi ka Paudha is with seeds. Soak the seeds overnight in water and sow them in well-draining soil. Water well and keep the pot where it gets plenty of bright but indirect light. However, it can be time-consuming so the best is to get a plant from a nearby nursery.

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Requirements to Grow Satyanashi ka Paudha



It requires direct and full sunlight to grow best and flower well. Pick a spot that gets a minimum of 5-6 hours of direct sun every day. The more sunlight it gets, the better it will be for its growth.


The plant is not at all fussy about the soil and can grow anywhere! Don’t worry about adding any special additives or ingredients to the growing medium. Simply use regular garden soil and it will grow just fine.


Mexican Poppy is drought tolerant so don’t worry about watering them too much. Moisten the soil only when the top layer of the growing medium feels a little dry to the touch. Do not water the plant daily.

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Satyanashi ka Paudha Care

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The plant will be more than happy to grow without the use of any type of fertilizer. The only thing you have to take care of is the sunlight. You will never have to feed the plant.

Pests & Diseases

These plants are pest resistant but may be bothered by diseases such as downy mildew, root rot, or anthracnose, especially in overly wet conditions. Avoid watering the plant daily and do not wet the foliage.

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Satyanashi ka Paudha Uses

  • It is good for Bronchial Asthma as it helps to release phlegm.
  • Suitable for Eye disorders. It is helpful to cure dryness, glaucoma, and blindness too.
  • A cure for stomach ache & Abdominal pain.
  • The oil extracted from its seeds is purgative and laxative.
  • It is very helpful in curing Jaundice.
  • It cures boils, acne, syphilis, and eczema and is suitable for the skin.
  • The plant can even cure gonorrhea.
  • It is used for Ascites. It works by; causing heavy urination and helps in releasing the obstructed water.

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