The succulent, broad, shiny leaves held on fleshy white stems distinguish this useful Asian vegetable. It grows rappidly from seed to harvest in a matter of a few months. Plant the seeds directly into their final position in the vegetable garden and thin out the seedling if necessary so that they are 30cm apart in the rows. Grow them in a sunny well drained position and give them a liquid feed every fortnight to get the plants to reach their full potential. Leaves can be harvested on a regular basis to add to stir fries but harvest the whole plant if it starts to push up the slender flower stem.
Flower colour: Yellow or white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn
Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Planting season: spring to summer.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.