Talinum paniculatum

Tuberous-rooted perennial native to Tropical America, with fleshy leaves and delicate pink flowers followed by the small and colourful pink-white-yellow-red fruits. It is considered an ornamental, a caudiciform. a medicinal plant. and in some countries even used as a vegetable

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Tuberous-rooted herbaceous perennial native to Tropical America, from Florida to Argentina - with fleshy green leaves and delicate pink flowers. The English common name Jewels of Opar comes from the small and colourful pink-white-yellow-red fruits.

If Talinum is grown on the hard and harsh side in a small pot with poor soil, then it will slowly grow as a fat stemmed caudiciform. Otherwise people plant it in rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade, to use it as an ornamental plant or a medicinal plant.

This species has a plethora of different common names and medicinal uses in the different countries of Latin America. The most consistant uses are as antiscorbutic, wound-healing, diuretic, depurative, emmenagogue, emollient, refrigerant, vulnerary. removes calluses. This plant is also cultivated in Africa and Asia as a vegetable, and in Thailand and China for its medicinal uses.

We offer a plant of the following size: Large, branched, Cont.= 8,5 cm.

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Africa
Presentation Bare root
Max. Size 10cm-20cm
Botanical family Crassulaceae
Light Medium
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Autumn
Plant type Herbaceous
Care Pot
Shape Succulents
All orders arriving after 10th July will be shipped in September. This is due to the high temperatures in the month of August and possible delays caused by general holidays and reduced opening hours by the customs service, carriers, etc.