Reinwardia trigyna - Plant
Description for Reinwardia trigyna
Once established, cutting may be made at any time. Like the related sweet potato, the stems have a white latex, and only the youngest, fastest growing tips are harvested for cooking.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Tall Morning Glory, Purple Morning Glory||White, pink, purple||Rarely flowers||0.50 to 1.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not deadÃ¢â‚¬â€simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.
|Full sun||Well drained soil||Medium to wet||30 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Reinwardia trigyna
- Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material. Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
Typical uses of Reinwardia trigyna
Special features: Water spinach is prepared like conventional spinach, although the texture of the stems and leaves is improved if they are cooked separately. It may be steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or used in soups. It may also be eaten in salads, either raw or blanched briefly.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.