Herb latin name: Styphelia adscendens

Family: Epacridaceae

Edible parts of Styphelia adscendens:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet and tasty.

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy soils.

Propagation of Styphelia adscendens:

Seed - probably best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse. The seed can be very slow to germinate. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out in early summer. Cuttings can be taken though it is usually hard to find sufficient material.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy soils.

Medicinal use of Styphelia adscendens:

None known

Known hazards of Styphelia adscendens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.