Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 20
77 PKTs Available
Immortality, Jiao gu ... HJI-8195


BOTANICAL NAME: Gynostemma pentaphyllum DESCRIPTION:Immortality Vine-One of the only potent adaptogens that is a leaf rather than a root, this beautiful vine has 4 times more adaptogenic saponins than ginseng. That means you can use the leaves for tea the first year of planting and for many years thereafter without having to wait, dig the roots, replant. Only recently becoming known either in the West or in most Eastern systems, this is said to be the secret of Okinawan longevity. (Okinawa has more people over 100 than anywhere in the world.) Antioxidant and antitumor. Just brew like green tea. Vine likes rich soil and is hardy to 20 degrees; also makes a good houseplant. GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Perennial/Zones 8-10/Height 10-25'vine/Spacing 18-24" WHEN TO PLANT: late spring GERMINATION DAYS: 15-20P> PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2" SEEDS PER PACKET: 20 SEED CODE: C DAYS TO MATURITY : GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Also known as southern ginseng, this powerful plant can help the body's immune system and is an adaptogen and antioxidant. Likes rich well-drained soil and full sun, but can tolerate cold temperatures. Harvested in summer. Soak the seeds for 24 hours before sowing into flats. When the seedlings are 4-6" tall plant outside. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :

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