CHEESE PLANT, SKUNK VINE plant...
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Cheese plant, skunk vine also called a camembert flavor plant or Paederia lanuginosa in Latin is an exotic perennial plant native to Asia.
It is a climbing plant that grows mainly in Vietnam from the Rubiaceae family.
Cheese plant has heart-shaped leaves that are green on top and purple below which makes it a very ornamental plant.
Skunk vine clings to tendrils that can be found just below its leaves.
Its summer bloom is pink in the shape of a bell.
Cheese plant seeds are black and round.
Its growth is very fast and can easily measure 2 to 3 meters in height in a year.
Leaves of Paederia lanuginosa are edible, in Vietnamese cook, they mainly accompany meat dishes.
The camembert-flavored plant is easily cultivated in pots or even in the ground in a mild climate.
It appreciates locations with full sun or even partial shade.
The more sunlight, the more purple the underside of the leaves will be.
It is a plant that requires a lot of water during the hot summer months.
To promote the multiplication of the stems, it is advisable to prune the cheese plant regularly.
Cheese Plant 10 to 15cm high, delivered in a ball.
upon receipt of the cheese plant, it is important to plant the potted plant in good horticultural soil rich in organic matter. Remember to drain the bottom of the pot with clay balls.
Water well when planting and put the crop in a very bright place to see the sun.
It is important to find a way to make the plant climb so that it can flourish.
For growing in the ground, prepare a hole 20 cm on the side, fill it with potting soil and then plant the root system of the cheese plant seedling.
Water well when planting.
It is easily cut from spring to autumn in a greenhouse.
If the winter is cold in your region, then it will be advisable to bring in the plant after giving it a good size, or to mulch the base to make it frost-free.
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