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Jiao-gu-lan, Japanese (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) potted vine, organic

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae)

Hardy to zone 7 to 12, commonly grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter.

(Immortality, Amachazu, Jiao-gu-lan)  Herbaceous or perennial vine native to China, Tibet, Japan and Southeast Asia, the blue-green leaves of this perennial vine are commonly made into tea. Does well in pots and is commonly kept in a light window. Outdoors, a thick mulch will assist these beauties in surviving harsh winters, or you can overwinter them indoors (they grow!) or in a cold greenhouse to add some protection.  Trellis.  Traditional usage:  adaptogen and life extension.

Potted Plant Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Bud

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Exceptionally vigorous plants

    Bud

    Last year I ordered 3 jiaogulan with 3 ashitaba. Upon opening the package I saw the jiaogulan had wrapped tendrils around the ashitaba– for support during the ride, I’m sure! 😉

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  2. Julie Wawirka

    Rated 5 out of 5
    pretty darn cold hardy so far

    Julie Wawirka

    This has overwintered well in my unheated greenhouse. Last year was cold enough to kill the Hill’s Hardy rosemary there, around -15F, but this plant was fine. It is increasing and spreading by rooting. I had plants overwinter with snow cover outside, but the voles were quite fond of it. ( The chickens love it as a green too!)

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  3. rlance

    rlance (verified owner)

    I searched everywhere for a source of organic Jiao-gu-lan. I have often been offered a healing tea from this herb when I am in Temples in China. I found these and ordered three. The price was so reasonable that I was sure they would be tiny barely rooted cuttings. Much to my surprise, I promptly received three beautiful balls of vigorously rooted plants in great condition. Thank you ever so much. I will so enjoy drinking tea next summer.

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  4. M Warren

    Rated 5 out of 5

    M Warren (verified owner)

    I ordered 3 of these at the end of spring. They are in a hanging pot, mostly shaded, and have grown about 4-5 feet. Best of all, they survived and thrived throughout our hot Texas summer (many days 100+ degrees) with only minimal wilting! I’ll be ordering more…

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    • Rosemarie Schaefer

      Rosemarie Schaefer

      I live in Texas as well and I’m delighted to hear that these plants tolerated our hot Texas summers.

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