Herbaceous perennial that grows in soil or partially submerged in water.
Other Names: Fish mint, Chamaeleon plant
Origin: SE Asia
Size: 0.3m high, 0.5m spread
Growing conditions: partial shade to full shade
Harvest: All year round keep pruned to encourage new growth.
Propagation: from soft cuttings or division
Growing tips: Grow in very damp areas, or place pot in water.
Use: Leaves are used as a green vegetable in salads, stir fries or curry. Has slightly “fishy” smell if crushed.
Availability in shop: all year