Malabar Spinach (Basella Rubra) - This is not a true spinach. Its an easy to grow vine. Edible leaves from the Basella Rubra plant can be used throughout summer and will flourish in heat and humidity. Young leaves of this herb plant can be cooked and added to recipes and fresh leaves make a great salad. This is a nutrition packed favorite of my tortoises.
Germination is slow (10+ days at 80°F) so plant extra, or start indoors 3-6 weeks before transplanting. Grows best with trellising. Will re-grow even if severely cut back.
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All of my tortoises love this....even my box turtles eat it!!
germ time: 14-21 days
light required: yes
Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep
Moisture: keep seeds moist until germination
Spacing: 9-12" apart
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 January, 2012.