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Basella alba, Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach

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Basella alba var. rubra

Basella alba

Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach
Family: Basellaceae
Origin: Africa, South East Asia
Vine or creeperSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Very pretty and unusual plant for decorating pergolas and hanging baskets and for eating in salads and other healthy ways. Thrives in hot weather. The Malabar Spinach is a common vegetable in tropical Africa and southeast Asia, where it originated. Only the young leaves are eaten. To prepare, boil and discard water. Young leaves can be added to a green salad. The whole plant is used as a mind sedative. Propagation: Seeds.





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Basella alba - seeds

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Ceylon Spinach, Malabar Spinach. Very pretty and unusual...  more
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