Botanical Name: Gynostemma pentaphyllum
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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Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Customer Comments on 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. | Simon Mackenzie - Cordeaux Heights, NSW 17-Apr-2016
Prefers living under part shade, no direct sunlight. Responds well to seasol , do not let it dry out. Expands in all directions. | Carl76 - Wilston, QLD 29-Mar-2014
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