Jiao-gu-lan, Japanese (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) potted vine, organic
$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. To explain one of the gallery images–it is a specialized jiao-gu-lan bed in a greenhouse, with deep, rich soil surrounded by rocks. You can see the jiao-gu-lan roots planted to the perimeter of the bed. The vines (male and female) will drape over the sides and fruit in season. r
Potted Plant Certified Organically Grown