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

    What is another name for a Sabah Snake Grass?

    Sabah Snake Grass is commonly known as Sabah snake grass, Belalai gajah, Phaya-Yor

    How tall do Sabah Snake Grass grow?

    On average Sabah Snake Grass grows Up to 10 feet

    What color are Sabah Snake Grass?

    A Sabah Snake Grass plant bears flowers of color Red/Crimson

    How hard is Sabah Snake Grass to grow?

    A Sabah Snake Grass is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Sabah Snake Grass need?

    A Sabah Snake Grass prefers Full sun

    How much water does a Sabah Snake Grass need?

    A Sabah Snake Grass prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Sabah Snake Grass need?

    A Sabah Snake Grass prefers Moist/ Well-Drained/ Fertile Loamy Soil

    What temperature does a Sabah Snake Grass like?

    A Sabah Snake Grass prefers 18 to 28 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Sabah Snake Grass?

    To encourage Sabah Snake Grass growth, Use any organic fertilizer.



    Reviews

    Saturday, 21 September 2019

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

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