PLANT CARE ( Malabar Spinach | Vine Spinach | Ceylon Spinach | Basella Alba )
|Basella Alba grows optimally when the ambient temperature is at least 80°F or even exceeding 90°F.|
|The plants prefer full sun, but can be grown in shady areas. With less sun, the leaf size increases, but the overall growth rate slows.|
|Vine Spinach will grow well in a variety of soil conditions but prefers moist fertile soil with plenty of organic matter and humidity.|
|For best flavor keep soil evenly moist. In the warmest areas of the low desert, it may need water every day.|
Malabar Spinach | Vine Spinach | Ceylon Spinach | Basella Alba will grow well in a variety of soil conditions but prefers moist fertile soil with plenty of organic matter and a soil pH of between 6.5 and 6.8. To increase the leaf size grow plants can be grown in part shade. But it much prefers hot, humid, and full sun exposures. Malabar Spinach also needs constant moisture to prevent blossoming, which will turn the leaves bitter. Keep Malabar spinach moist at all times. As container plants dry out even faster than garden soil, potted Malabar spinach requires even more frequent watering. Basella Alba can become densely entangled and unruly. Once it takes off, regular harvesting might not be enough to keep it in shape and additional pruning of leaves and the fleshy stems might be required. Propagated Malabar spinach from vine tip cuttings and stems. Either plant them directly in moist soil and keep them moist or let them root in water first before planting.
An example picture gives a trustworthy image of the plant with good care. The plant in the example picture is not the real plant to deliver. This is an example, so variations are possible. Eventually, the delivered plant may differ in for example size, the number of flowers & branches, The Plant Will be in a Plastic Pot Not The One Shown In The Picture.
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