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Magenta Leaf / Cay la Cam - Dicliptera tinctoria

Regular price $7.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.00 USD
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Magenta Leaf is a dye plant and herb popular in Vietnam. A very bright magenta dye can be extracted by simmering a few cups of cut leaves and stems in a few cups of water for 20 minutes and then straining out the leaves. The water with extracted dye can be used to soak uncooked rice to make a dish called Xoi La Cam. 

Grows well in nearly full shade and rich moist soil, has a groundcover habit to maybe a foot tall but spreads many times wider. Plant for sale is in 3.5 inch pot- shipped small because this plant has very delicate stems and will break up in shipment if larger. Frost sensitive.