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Tupistra nutans - Nodding Tupistra - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)
Tupistra nutans - Nodding Tupistra - [Fall Citrus Pre-Order] - Tupistra nutans has thick, strap-like, emerald green, evergreen leaves and edible flowers used in curries.
Tupistra nutans - Tupistra nutans has thick, strap-like, emerald green, evergreen leaves and edible flowers used in curries.


 
11cm
Price: $24.99
Zone Hardiness: 8-10
Light: Part Sun, Part Shade
Height: 2-4'
Width: 2-3'
Flower Colour: Yellow


Availability: Pick-up or shipping in Sept.
Product Code: 5554
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Description Fine Print
 
Tupistra nutans has thick, almost semi-succulent, vertical, strap-like, emerald green, evergreen leaves to three feet tall that slowly form colonies over time from underground rhizomes somewhat resembling an Aspidistra and related to Rohdea. The flowers emerge in late fall amongst the foliage with an arching spike just above the ground in shades of mustard yellow, cream, and pink. The flowers are edible and eaten in Sikkim as a spicy vegetable including in curries to impart a unique, slightly bitter flavour reminiscent of button mushrooms. They can also be pickled. Plant in humus-rich, evenly moist soils in shade. Possibly hard in coastal BC in a very protected location. Otherwise bring indoors as a houseplant in winter.
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
  • Flowering Time: Fall
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat:
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas
  • BC Native: No


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