Job’s Tears, Tropical (Coix lacryma-jobi), packet of 5 seeds, Organic
Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Perennial, hardy to zone 9 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 to 140 days to harvest
(Yi-yi-ren, Chi Shih, Chieh Li, Djali Batoe) Ornamental, tufted perennial grass from Southeast Asia. Water loving. Excellent in potted culture. The hard seeds are used as beads to make bracelets, necklaces and rosaries. We grow Job’s Tears in our greenhouses and it makes graceful clumps about 3 feet high. Its quite pretty and the seeds are a tasty raw chew. Also used for making flour and tea. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and grows well in shallow water or in fast-draining or sodden soil. Sow seed 1/2 inch deep and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which takes 1 to 6 weeks. Individuate to pots or space plants 1 foot apart.
5 Seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown
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