Jiaogulan

Gynostemma pentaphyllum

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) By Maja Dumat [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Commonly used in herbal medicine where it is prepared as a herbal tea.in the mountain regions of southern China and northern Vietnam it is known as the immortality herb as the people of this region who consume it regularly have a history of unusual longevity. A climbing vine native to China and south east Asia. Plants are dioecious, meaning they are either male or female and one of each will be required for seed set. Grow as an annual and harvest in the summer. The name Jiaogulan is Chinese for twisting vine orchid.

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Specifications of Jiaogulan

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

Extra Information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynostemma_pentaphyllum

http://www.jiaogulan.com.au/

Jiaogulan Reviews & Tips

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smackoz
★★★★★ 4y ago

GOOMBUNGEE, QLD, Australia

An amazing adoptogen on a par with Gensing.

Simon Mackenzie
4y ago

Cordeaux Heights, NSW, Australia

Jiaogulan

Early days yet. This plant is a gross feeder. I'm using sheep manure and due to the lateness of the my order, (Autumn) seeing a lot of leaf die back with strong rhizome growth but slow replacement leaf growth. Expecting good leaf growth in spring.

Carl76
6y ago

Wilston, QLD, Australia

Jiaogulan

Prefers living under part shade, no direct sunlight. Responds well to seasol , do not let it dry out. Expands in all directions.

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