Herb latin name: Bomarea salsilla


Family: Alstroemeriaceae



Edible parts of Bomarea salsilla:

Tuber - cooked. Starchy.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial Climber


Height:
2 m
(6 1/2 foot)

Flowering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Woods and thickets in mountains, by the coast in C. Chile, favouring humid areas.

Propagation of Bomarea salsilla:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a warm greenhouse, it will germinate in a few weeks. Stratify stored seed for 3 weeks at 20C, then 3 weeks at 5C. It usually germinates in 1 - 2 months at 20C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in spring, with care since the roots are brittle. Each portion must have some roots and a growth bud. Pot up the divisions, grow them on in the greenhouse until they are well established and then plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer or late spring of the following year.

Cultivation of the herb:

Woods and thickets in mountains, by the coast in C. Chile, favouring humid areas.

Medicinal use of Bomarea salsilla:

None known

Known hazards of Bomarea salsilla:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.