Sambung Nyawa (Gynura procumbens)

This is Sambung. It’s a hardy perennial green that can be eaten in abundance either fresh from the garden (like you would lettuce) or cooked as you would bok choy or spinach. Simple wash and enjoy. This is also known as the life extender or diabetes plant. It is extremely good for you and a great back up plant to have growing in the garden for times when the shops are out of fresh veggies. We will put bunches of this at Froggy Creek Library for those of you flooded in at Mount Crosby to enjoy.

•Extremely hardy and low maintenance perennial plant to 70cm.

•Called the life extender or diabetes plant.

•Leaves are very nutritious eaten raw or cooked in stir-fries, soups and curries.

•Prune regularly to create a compact bush, alternatively the stems can be staked.

•Will tolerate a range of growing conditions from boggy soil to sands or clays.

•Will produce a reliable leaf crop year-round in full sun to part shade.

•Remove the small yellow flowers each year to avoid caterpillar infestation (by

•Propagates easily from cuttings.

•Useful for poultry forage.

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