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

(12 customer reviews)

$7.50$19.95

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 dioecious 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

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  1. Katie Chang

    Katie Chang

    vigorous plants. Started with 3. This picture is from season 3.

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  2. Samantha

    Amazing little plant

    Samantha

    Loved my Jiao gu lan for several years…but sadly through my own neglect, she is no more. I hope to see these offered in live plant form again soon! I miss my invigorating tea! Green Blessings to you beautiful folk at Strictly! 💙

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  3. Tally Cats

    Amazing climber!

    Tally Cats

    Since planted it has doubled in size in less than a month. I can literally watch this amazing plant grow! Its delicious in tea and a great Cilantro alternative.

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  4. One person found this helpful
    Mary

    Great as a potted plant!

    Mary

    This healthy plant arrived with others. I live in northern MN (zone 3) with lots of deer, voles, slugs…so didn’t even think of planting it outside. It makes an incredibly beautiful potted plant, growing up a trellis. I need to regularly harvest and use the foliage in tea to keep it from taking over the world. It seems to overwinter well inside, too. Richo always delivers great plants!

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  5. adamjeanchristopher

    A beautiful and healthy lil' guy!

    adamjeanchristopher (verified owner)

    Ordered this lil’ guy a few weeks back(along with two other plants) and was incredibly surprised at the spectacular packaging!!
    Having never ordered any live plants before, part of me expected to receive a wilted and sun-deprived little thing, hahaha!
    But the plants were packed amazingly well, i was truly surprised to find un-smunched and perky plants! They are now established in their new home and growing happily!
    Thank you guys!

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  6. 4 out of 4 people found this helpful
    Bud

    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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  7. One person found this helpful
    Julie Wawirka

    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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  8. M Warren

    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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