Herb latin name: Platycrater arguta
Edible parts of Platycrater arguta:A tea is made from the leaves.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Humid rocks. Sparse forests or thickets in valleys, stream banks and mountain slopes at elevations of 400 - 1800 metres in Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces, China.
Other uses of Platycrater arguta:A useful and beautiful ground cover plant. An infusion of the leaves is used by Buddhists to wash or baptise statues of the Buddha.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest surface-sowing the seed in a greenhouse in early spring. Do not allow the compost to dry out. 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 out into their permanent positions in late spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm taken at a node or with a heel, July/August in a frame. Good percentage. Layering.
Cultivation of Platycrater arguta:Humid rocks. Sparse forests or thickets in valleys, stream banks and mountain slopes at elevations of 400 - 1800 metres in Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces, China.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Platycrater arguta:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.