Five Leaf Ginseng

Five Leaf Ginseng

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Really special and unusual plant.  This grows as a climber, attaching itself to supports using it's tendrils.  A  plant with an amazing history, first described by 1406 CE by Zhu Xiao presenting it as a survival food.  Now it is enjoyed as a herbal tea with a sweet flavour.  It also be added to soups and salads.


  • Latin Name: Gynostemma 'Jiaogulan' 

    Type: Perennial

    Soil Type: Moist but free draining

    Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade

    How tall does it grow? Approx. 40cm but will climb with support.

    How much space does it need? It will spread slowly.



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