- Common Name: Catharanthus-Vinca Rosea
- Family: Apocynaceae
- Light: need a high light, a warm-season bedding plant in temperate gardens
- Soil: Avoid draughts, and strong temperature fluctuations
- Water: Do not over-water
- Herbal: Long flowering period. The species has long been cultivated for herbal medicine and as an ornamental plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, extracts from it have been used to treat numerous diseases, including diabetes, malaria, and Hodgkin's disease.