Herb latin name: Muehlenbeckia australis
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Edible parts of Muehlenbeckia australis:Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and juicy.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Scrub and forests, especially marginal, up to montane altitudes on Three Kings, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Propagation of Muehlenbeckia australis:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up in autumn and overwinter in a cold frame. High percentage. Plant out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood of the current season's growth, 5 - 10cm with a heel, October/November in a cold frame. High percentage.
Cultivation of the herb:Scrub and forests, especially marginal, up to montane altitudes on Three Kings, North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands.
Medicinal use of Muehlenbeckia australis:None known
Known hazards of Muehlenbeckia australis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.