Basella alba ‘Rubra’. Ceylon Spinach. Indian Spinach.
Not a true spinach, this fast growing annual vine offers meaty leaves that are similar to spinach in taste and form.
The plant enjoys a warm, full sun position and it can handle a variety of soil types with good drainage.
The succulent leaves and stem tips are high in Vitamins A and C and are a good source of calcium and iron. The leaves can be eaten raw or stir-fried, boiled or steamed. The red colour can diminish when cooked.
You can plant the coir tube pot directly into the ground (or into a bigger pot), which will eliminate root disturbance and help keep your plant happy. The roots will make their way through the pot and into the soil. The pot itself will decompose within two months.
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