Herb latin name: Sapium japonicum
Synonyms: Excoecaria japonica, Stillingia japonica
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Edible parts of Sapium japonicum:Seed - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Thin woods in the lowlands and mountains of C. and S. Japan.
Propagation of Sapium japonicum:Seed - do not cold stratify the seed since this can lead to secondary dormancy. Sown in April in a warm greenhouse, it usually germinates within 4 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Overwinter in a greenhouse for at least their first 2 winters and plant out in late spring. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Thin woods in the lowlands and mountains of C. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of Sapium japonicum:None known
Known hazards of Sapium japonicum:The sap is poisonous.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.