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Amaranthus tricolor Chinese spinach Bayam Amaranthaceae


Amaranthus tricolor, Chinese spinach, Amaranthaceae, Bayam

This quick-growing annual has given rise to many cultivated strains, some used as leaf vegetables (Chinese spinach), others as bedding plants with brilliantly colored leaves. They are bushy annuals,
Cultivation: A sunny, dry position with protection from strong winds is essential, and they enjoy a fertile, well-drained soil, mulched during hot weather.
Prune when young to thicken growth.
Propagate from seed.
Traditional medicine applications: against external inflammation, diuretic; treatment for bladder distress.