Mushroom Herb (Rungia klossii)

Mushroom Herb (Rungia klossii)

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The Mushroom Herb is a unique and attractive protein-rich perennial herb that tastes like ~ you guessed it ~ Mushrooms!

Mushroom Herb is a leafy green, low-lying shrub native to Papua New Guinea   It's low-maintenance plant and does great in a container.   Leaves are thick and crisp, like spinach. They can be harvested all year long, but this plant should be over-wintered indoors in colder climates. The mild mushroom flavor intensifies when cooked and is a great addition to soups and stir-fries!

Medicinally, Mushroom Herb provides Calcium, Iron, Beta-carotene, Vitamins A and C and other essential nutrients.  

Plant Type
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season

Mature Size
2 ft

Soil & Moisture
Rich, moist, well-draining soil conditions, water regularly. Loves compost!

Light Requirements
Part Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness

Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+


How to Grow Mushroom Herb

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Harvest Season: Year-round

Mature Size: 2 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil conditions, water regularly. Loves compost!

Exposure: Part Shade, Light Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

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