About Basella Alba
Malabar Spinach is a vigorous climbing vine native to tropical regions in Asia. It can grow to a six-foot vine, but can often reach 30 feet in length. It needs a well-drained moisture-retentive soil rich in organic matter and a warm sunny sheltered position. It tolerates high rainfall and fairly poor soils but does better in rich soils.
Also known as
Malabar Spinach, Malabar Spinach, Vine spinach and Ceylon spinach
How to care for Basella Alba
Basella Alba needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Basella Alba love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Basella Alba does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Basella Alba after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.