Purple Shiso (Perilla frutescens var. crispa)

$9.35 incl. GST
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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with Flowers/Fruits at the time of order/delivery.
  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 25-30cm
POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Perilla frutescens var. crispa, also known by its Japanese name Shiso, is a cultigen of Perilla frutescens, a herb in the mint family Lamiaceae.
  • It is native to the mountainous regions of China and India but is now found worldwide.
  • Purple Shiso is a common herb found in Asian cuisine that has fish.
  • It has a preventive effect towards food poisoning and hence it's good to be consumed with raw fish.
  • Both the green and the red Shiso have the ability to improve intestine activity.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Plant it in compost-rich, well-drained soil.
  • It prefers a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and will grow in average soil.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Keep the plant in top form by feeding the plants with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Direct morning sunlight or bright shade, these plants dislike extreme heat please avoid the hot afternoon sun.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water when the top 1 inch of soil feels dry, make sure to deeply water each time but remove excess water so as to not drown the roots.

REPOTTING SERVICES

Product Details
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