(Polygonum chinense Linn.)
Hong Kong Year Around
At least 6 hours of sunlight daily, Full Sun.
keep the potting soil constantly moist but not too moist.
Grow it in a container at least 12in (30 cm) in diameter and depth
Plant the seedlings 6 inches (15 cm) apart
Chinese Knotweed is also known as 'leftover rice vine'. Why is there rice in the name? Cause the little white flowers on branches, which look like rice sticking on the branches, or rice accidentally spilled on the ground
The vitamin C content of Chinese Knotweed is 5 times more than lemon juice; the protein content is above the average vegetables; the lutein content is even higher than common vegetables
The whole plant of Chinese Knotweed is edible, and it is a famous Chinese medicine. Use the root and cook it with chicken or pork as soup, which is commonly used for recuperation
Decocting the leaves of Chinese Knotweed is used to treat bruises and relieve symptoms such as fever or diarrhea