Beijing Grass (Murdannia loriformis)

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Beijing Grass is an exotic medicinal herb that comes from the Spiderwort family of plants.  Although it's rare and hard to find, Beijing Grass actually grows very easily. It's a low-lying grassy perennial ground cover that grows and spreads very quickly. Plant in the ground or in pots! Beijing grass can be overwintered easily indoors. The smooth green leaves are about 3 to 6 inches long, and can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced.

Beijing Grass has been an important healing herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. It helps to support and strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body, and aid in respiratory healing. It is an effective anti-inflammatory, is rich in flavonoids, syringic acid,  and glycosphingolipids (G1B) which prevent free radicals and work to inhibit cancerous cells.

Plant Type
Perennial Herb, Tropical Ground Cover

Harvest Season
Year-round harvest, blooms Spring - Fall.

Mature Size
6 in. tall with a wide spread.

Soil & Moisture
Likes rich, moist, well-draining soil. Do not let dry out.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile

Growth Rate

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

Propagation

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Beijing Grass

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Tropical Ground Cover

Harvest Season: Year-round harvest, blooms Spring - Fall.

Mature Size: 6 in. tall with a wide spread.

Soil & Moisture: Likes rich, moist, well-draining soil. Do not let dry out.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade.

Zone Hardiness: 9-11