Coccinia grandis




Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Coccinia
Species: sessilifolia
Borobohlolo, Ivy gourd

A rare vine from the Cucurbitaceae family that originates from South Africa. It can be stored like cucumber for a fruit that is extremely healthy and healing, as well as for shoots that are edible, or as a decorative, houseplant due to the caudex that forms very quickly. The root is used against osteoporosis, the leaf against skin diseases, and the fruit itself against asthma, bronchitis, fever, leprosy. It is increasingly used by diabetics because it regulates blood sugar levels.

Propagation: By seeds, cuttings

Pre-treatment: No.

Sowing: When the danger of frost has passed

Germination: Temperature 18-20 C, germinates in 5-30 days

Location: Direct light, constant soil moisture

Resistance zone: 10a: to -1.1 ° C (30 ° F)

Additional information


10 seeds


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