Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius)
Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius)

Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius)

Regular price $10.95

Live Molokhia Herb Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Molokhia or Mulukhiya, commonly known as Egyptian Spinach, Mallow, Nalta Jute, or Tossa Jute is an annual herb native to ancient Egypt.  It's leaves are used and prepared as a vegetable and it is a staple ingredient in Middle Eastern, East African, and North African cuisine. 

Sometimes referred to as Middle East's super-green, Molokhia is packed full of vitamins and minerals. It's rich in fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and selenium, as well as vitamins C, E, K, A, B6, and niacin.

Molokhia has dark green leaves, green and red stems, vibrant yellow flowers, and seedpods that somewhat resemble okra.  Plant Molokhia in the Spring and enjoy harvesting it all Summer long.  The average height is 2 ft but Molokhia can grow as high as 10 ft in just one growing season.  That's a lot of fresh Molokhia!

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Annual Herb, cultivated and prepared as a Vegetable

Harvest Season: Summer

Mature Size: 2 to 6 ft

Soil & Moisture: Deep loose soil, sandy or clay.  Molokhia likes hot, warm conditions with little moisture needed once established.

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.