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Reinwardia trigyna - Plant

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Tall Morning Glory, Purple Morning Glory
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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. They’ll look like a bundle of sticks on arrival. Note, they are not dead—simply dormant.If you are buying container-grown plants (vs. bare-root plants), plant them by May or early June for best results.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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