Water Chestnut - Plant Expand

Chinese Water Chestnut

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Water Chestnut is an aquatic rush-like plant which grows in full sun and thrives in soil covered with 10 – 30 cm of water. Erect, narrow, tube-shaped leaves shoot from an edible corm.

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  • Plant - 95mm pot

CULTIVATION

The plant reproduces suckering plants from the corm and can also be propagated from seed. The small round reddish-brown corms have a sweet crispy white flesh and are harvested at the end of the growing season after the leaves have died back.

FamilyCyperaceae
OriginExotic
SizeSmall shrub (to 1m)
Decid/EvergrDeciduous
Growth RateFast
UsesEdible
Sun ExposureFull sun
Life CyclePerennial
Frost ResistanceLow
Wind ToleranceHigh
Dry ToleranceLow
Flower ColourYellow
Scented FlowersNo
Aromatic FoliageNo
Harvest SeasonWinter