There are plenty of web sites that grow and sell gynura Procumbens and make very interesting claims, such as cancer cure, diabetes, aids, blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. The only statement I make is that my Gynura plants are cheaper than anybody elses.|
Gynura is not hardy at all, any frost will kill it . All claims I have seen ask you to have a gynura salad (use the leaves) daily. In order to do this you will have to have about 6 plants, that is the reason I will not sell you one plant, I will sell you 6 of them and they come in a 6 plant pack, in their own soil.
Most of the plants are ready to be transplanted, you can start moving them to 2 to 4 gallon pots. In the meantime, keep them in the packs and mist them as often as you can to prevent dehydration. Keep your plants in a sunny window at room temperature when outside tempertures are below 40 degrees. In late Spring, Summer and early Fall, keep the containers outside. The leaves of the gynura procumbens do not taste bad, just like lettuce and you can either eat them in salads or include them in soups or with any other dishes. Trimming plants only forces them to grow faster, so trim, trim, trim.
Within weeks you should be able to start taking leaves. Even before you start taking leaves, you can take cuttings and make many more plants for yourself, your family or friends, you can even sell them. Your total cost is $40.00 that includes the postage and handling in the US.
I am including with this kit 8 doses of Osmocote fertilizer and a measuring scoop. When you transplant them, sprinkle a scoopful of Osmocote around each plant. The Osmocote will disolve within 9 months. If you want to propagate them (and most people want to do that) just take tip cuttings (2 or 3 leaves) dip the cut end in the Rooting hormone included and then put them in moist soil. remove the top half of the leaves to prevent dehydration. Mist them daily. The cuttings will have rooted within a week.
Overseas customers: Yes, I ship all over the world. I have shipped these plants to Australia, Portugal, Brazil, Romania, and believe it or not, Mongolia. Here is what you do: Since the cart will not accept your address, send me your full name and address and $50 via Paypal. I know postage will be at least $10 more than local shipping. My plants are labeled as "Medicinal Plants".
Please be aware I don't send half empty containers, I ship 6 plants every time, and I have no reason to short change you. If you have any plants missing, check the package and see if it looks like it has been opened. or tampered with.
When you get your gynura plants, please inspect them carefully, Gynuras attract aphids (very small insects that can multiply rapidly if not controlled) and you should always be aware of that. There are many solutions to get rid of aphids, I tried many, but the one I use is .Neem Oil. You can find it on the Internet, it is not expensive. Mix 1/2 tsp of neem with 1/4 tsp Ivory dishwashing liquid, and a pint of warm water (oil solidifies if you use cold water). Shake that well and spray the plants with it. Tops, bottoms and all the way around. Discard the mixture when done because its half life is only a few hours. Apply this neem to the plants every other day for 2 weeks. The neem does not kill the aphids but it disrupts their environment so they eventually die. By the time you finish the plants will be growing again fast and very green. Once you get rid of the aphids, spray the plants about every 2 weeks to be sure they don't come back. I have noticed that during the summer, the aphids are not a problem.
I keep at least 6 kits of these plants ready to be shipped at any time, any season.
Note: During the winter there are changes in the color of these two plants, procumbens and crepioides. To set the record straight, the bottom of the leaves is always purple on the crepioides and always green in the procumbens.
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