Also known as waterleaf, this tasty and versatile green is one of the most drought- and heat-tolerant edible plants we know. The seeds of this variety were shared with us by Solomon Amuzu of Ghana. He detailed how this plant was one of very few to survive the extreme droughts that Ghana has experienced since the 1980s. The whole plant is edible, from tender stem to leaves and flowers. This reliable and hardy edible food plant is used in salads, soup, stew and baking.
- 6-10 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 80-100 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 16"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Talinum triangulare
Growing Tips: Surface sow, just pressing into soil, indoors 4 weeks before last frost; transplant (or direct seed) outdoors 2-3 weeks after last frost. Prefers heat, humidity, abundant moisture. Overwinter cuttings indoors as a houseplant. Self-sows in mild-winter climates.