Herb latin name: Rhodiola tibetica
Synonyms: Sedum tibeticum
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)
Edible parts of Rhodiola tibetica:Leaves - raw or cooked.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Alpine meadows with occasional summer rain, but under snow for much of the year. Stony slopes on the sides of ravines at elevations of 4100 - 5400 metres.
Propagation of Rhodiola tibetica:Seed - surface sow spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil 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 their first winter. Plant out in early summer of the following year. Division in spring or early summer. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Alpine meadows with occasional summer rain, but under snow for much of the year. Stony slopes on the sides of ravines at elevations of 4100 - 5400 metres.
Medicinal use of Rhodiola tibetica:None known
Known hazards of Rhodiola tibetica:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.