Malabar Spinach (Basella alba) 皇宮菜or潺菜
Tropical vegetable/tender perennial as annual climber. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Fast growing. Small white flowers in summer to fall. Berries turn black when ripe. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:8′-10′(H/L) X9″-1′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division. Yes, you can grow this indoors by the window. Suitable for growing in containers. Medicinal. Self seeds easily.
又稱為白落葵. 熱帶不耐寒多年生作為一年生的蔬菜/爬藤. 容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 生長快速. 夏秋開小白花,漿果成熟轉黑. 喜熱不耐寒. 成熟株高/藤長8-10呎,寬幅9吋到1呎. 繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行. 有藥用價值. 容易自行落子繁殖.
Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%90%BD%E8%91%B5 http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2561/
I’ve grown this one a few times. The flowers are really pretty! The flavor is a lot like spinach, I find it best in cooked dishes because of the slightly slimy texture.
It does taste like slimy spinach. Very easy to grow. 🙂
I’m growing this for the first time this year. Glad you included it for us to see!
It is a fast growing vine, good for harvest frequently! 🙂