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Immortality Herb

An Herb for Long Life!

Referred to as the 'anti-aging' or 'cure-all' herb, this immune-boosting plant is enjoyed as tea in the villages of southern China and northern Vietnam where inhabitants are rumored to have unusual longevity. Suitable for growing indoors or out, vines will reach up to 25 ft. long and can be grown in a hanging basket or trained up a trellis for dramatic effect. Perennial in zones 8-10, grow as an annual or houseplant elsewhere. Potted plants. Not available in CA, OR, WA.
  • Zone 8 - 10. In colder zones it must be brought indoors for the Winter.
  • Height Vines can grow up to 25 feet long.
  • Shade Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Jiaogulan (jow-goo-lawn); Gynostemma pentaphyllum; Family: Cucurbitaceae
  • Height: Vines can grow up to 25 feet long.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as it is in the pot.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Foliage: Serrated leaves commonly grow in groups of five.
  • Blooms: July - August.
  • Form: A climbing vine, attaching itself to supports using tendrils.
  • Flower Form: The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by insects.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, moist, humus enriched soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Comments: Also known as 'Jiaogulan,' this variety is said to have immune-strengthening properties; some even call it the 'anti-aging' or the 'cure-all' herb! Brew 'Immortality' and enjoy the healthy benefits of this sweet-flavored curing tea! Grow in a pot or hanging basket, the vines will cascade over the edge for a dramatic decorative effect; if allowed to grow up a trellis or supported by stakes, the vines will reach up to 25 feet long. Suitable for indoors and outdoors.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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