Bitterleaf (Vernonia amygdalina) 南非葉
This tropical shrub has medicinal effect. Native in Africa. Easy to grow and propagate. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Small creamy white flowers in summer, very fragrant! Leaves can be eaten raw, into smoothie or as leafy vegetable in cooking. It has bitter taste, hence the name. Native mature size: 20′-30′(H) X 4′-6′(W). USDA Zones:9+. It is very popular plant in Asia for health benefit. Good for growing in containers, it is easy to control the size this way. Propagate by seeds or cuttings. Medicinal.
南非葉它是熱帶灌木主要是以藥用目的來種植. 原生於非洲. 容易栽種及繁殖. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 米白色小花於夏天盛開,花很香. 葉片可以直接食用或果汁機打成汁飲用中或與其他葉菜一起料理. 葉很苦,性大寒故不可多食. 喜熱不耐寒. 原生地的成熟植株可達20-30呎高,寬幅4-6呎. 因為其藥用價值所以在亞洲廣為人們栽種. 繁殖方式以種子或扦插方式來進行. 適合盆植來控制其植株大小. 藥用.
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