The Atta Chakki is a large evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the Indian Himalayas and parts of Nepal and Tibet. Traditionally trained herbalists in ancient India used the Atta Chakki as an antidote for poison and other poisons and used it as a purifying wash for linen and clothes. Modern-day Atta Chakki is still used as both a cooking herb and a medicinal one, and many people are unaware of its true roots and history. It can be identified as a member of the mint family, Solanaceae, and is a very easy to grow herb with a very balanced growing habit that makes it perfect for a beginner’s or amateur gardener’s garden.
The Atta Chakki Plant with Grading Plant is a relatively young cultivar of the Indian Himalayan plant, Atta, that exhibits some of the best overall qualities in a vegetable garden. It is a perennial herb with rigid branches and very sharp leaves that grow up to four and a half feet tall and whose dark green foliage never loses its vivid green color throughout the year. The Atta Chakki Plant with Grading Plant grows to about four feet tall with dark green foliage and a cluster of bright purple flowers. It prefers a sunny location and dries fairly quickly, flowering from three to five inches long bright purple blooms during the late summer months.
To prune the Atta Chakki Plant with Grading Plant, you will need a pair of wire shears and sharp knife blades. You should prune the plant from the base upward, cutting stems so they form a straight line between the branches, and then cut these lines again at the base of the flowering stems. Remove the sprigs of leaves that remain after the flowering stems have completely dried.