It is a vigorous, climbing, tropical vine that may be grown in St. Louis as an annual leafy vegetable for cultivation of its edible spinach-like stems and leaves or as an ornamental foliage vine. ; Para usar esta imagem numa página da Wikipédia inserir: [[Imagem:Basella alba -Rubra- 001.jpg|thumb|180px|Legenda]] I will try some of this later and report. Basella cordifolia Lam. That it likes sandy soils, and warm climates. The plant has medicinal use and the leaves are used to treat Stomatitis-inflamation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. But I will be careful all of the same. It responded by doing quite well. BENGALI: Puishak, Puin sang. Very easy to grow in Port St Lucie, FL 34986 zone 10. These free … As a fodder for humans, the juice of the leaf has a somewhat gluey or slimy consistency - sort of creepy if you are just grazing in the garden, but not noticeable if it is in a bowl of greens. Basella Alba is a herb used commonly alongside Hibiscus macranthus for the purpose of fertility. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. very little attention. CRESCIMENTO E DESEMPENHO DE BERTALHA (Basella alba L.) EM FUNÇÃO DO TIPO DE PROPAGAÇÃO Renê Arnoux da Silva Campos Universidade do Estado do Mato Grosso (UNEMAT) ... MENEZES J.M. This malabar would probably do awesome in a topsy turvy holder. I just found this site and noticed that most of the people reporting on it were in warmer areas. I ended up using the larger leaves as wrappings for some other dishes. off a few leaves and add them to your sandwich. i love taking a leaf or 2 to forage while i am in the garden. I just found this site and noticed that most of the people reporting on it were in warmer areas. The literal meaning of its Latin name (Basella alba) is Small White Pedestal. It is in flower from May to September, and the seeds ripen from July to … Raf. Like a lot of Americans, they seem to think that just because it has been deemed 'spinach' to make it more easy to understand - it must 'taste' like spinach or it's: ew! easy to cut back. Basella ramosa J.Jacq. On Apr 1, 2013, RiverNymph from the Mountains, CO (Zone 4a) wrote: Ignore the people who have posted "yuk, ewww. This is not actually a spinach but has similar flavor. On Aug 28, 2010, foodcop from Riverdale, MD wrote: Bought seed this past winter and direct sown in late May in a pile of compost over a newly removed red maple tree's roots. Plus the berries can be used as food coloring since they have a purple/red juice that can stain. Not too invasive, just nicely vining up my back fence, blooming, beautiful foliage. rubra (L.) Stewart. There are a bunch of recipes for this plant out there. Interesting note about use as a cure for stomatitis. Basella Alba is a herb used commonly alongside Hibiscus macranthus for the purpose of fertility. The berries are wonderful as a natural dye. Basella crassifolia Salisb. Took off and has been growing like crazy in this summer's awful heat with only a few sprinkles from the outside reach of a sprinkler. The leaves taste like spinach but they're thicker and don't cook down as much as spinach does. Enjoy and grow this plant! rubra: Pris ved: 1: Pose: 26,50 DKK: Malabarspinat er en hurtigvoksende slyngplante, som både kan dyrkes til pynt og til nytte. Then I said its not bad,they said, ok, now eat this bowl and lets see. 67 members have or want this plant for trade. Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. This tender perennial native to tropical Asia, likely India and Sri Lanka or Indonesia (hardy only … … She's still putting out more seeds/purple berries. 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