Giâp Cá, Dokudami, Zhe'ergen, Fish Mint, Fish Leaf, Fish Wort, Rainbow Plant, Heart Leaf, Chinese Lizard Tail, Chameleon Plant
Leaves used externally for treatment of wounds and certain snakebites. Diuretic root used as laxative. Rhizomes associated with secretion of active bacillus, beneficial for female health.
Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Korea, Japan
Perennial Deciduous Herb
Up to 2 ft.
Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil. The Chameleon Plant is not drought-tolerant.
It can be grown successfully as a water plant!
Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Takes on a reddish hue if grown in shade, and grows greener with longer sun exposure.
Outdoors 4-11 as an annual, 9-11 as a perennial; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Grown from cuttings, division, or ground-layer and capable of harvesting now/this growing season.