Sabah Snake Grass, Clinacanthus nutans - Plant

Sabah Snake Grass, Clinacanthus nutans is a tall, erect herbaceous perennial that can sometimes become a rambling shrub.

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About Sabah Snake Grass

Clinacanthus nutans is a tall, erect herbaceous perennial that can sometimes become a rambling shrub, growing up to 10 feet. It is a scandent shrub, with upright branches drooping over. Foliage is simple with stalked leaves 4-12 cm long by 1-4 cm wide.

The flowers are up to 4 cm long, with a green base, borne in dense terminal racemes followed by brown fruits.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sabah snake grass, Belalai gajah, Phaya-Yor
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 feet
Flower Colour Red/Crimson
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • You can apply fruit peel, vegetable leaves, used ground coffee, used tea leaves, and water from washing rice grains as an organic fertilizer.
  • Water twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening.
  • Avoid very hot weather or heavy rains.
  • The watering should not be directly onto the leaves to avoid damage that could produce brown spots on leaves.

    Sabah Snake Grass care

    Natural habitats are forests and thickets at low elevations. It can be propagated by seed or stem cutting. Prepare soil mixture with the ordinary garden soil/loamy soil and organic fertilizers. You can add some river sand. Re-pot when a plant starts to grow drastically.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil Moist/ Well-Drained/ Fertile Loamy Soil
    Temperature 18 to 28 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer.
    Harvest Season Harvest leaves when they fully grew.

    Sabah Snake Grass special feature

    Edible leaves

    Sabah Snake Grass uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • It is sometimes cultivated as a hedge plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • The plant is commonly used in the folk medicine of China and Asia

    Culinary Use:

    • The young leaves are eaten as a vegetable

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is sabah snake grass bitter?

    Yes, Sabah snake grass is little but bitter in taste.

    How to consume sabah snake grass?

    You can consume as Sabah snake grass as tea. Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Sabah snake grass benefits?

    Sabah snake grass is used for medicinal purpose in treating skin rashes, insects and snake bites. Note- Please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is sabah snake grass?

    Sabah snake grass is herbal medicines and it grows up to 2.5 meters high. Its stems are green, woody, upright and cylindrical. Its leaves are green, simple, lanceolate with pointed tips and rounded base.

    How to grow sabah snake grass?

    Sabah snake grass is grown by seeds and cuttings. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com



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