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Boehmeria nivea - Ramie


Product Description

100 seeds per pack. A tropical, herbaceous perennial that has been cultivated in Asia for centuries, primarily for its strong fiber, along with its edible roots and leaves. The roots and leaves are the primary ingredients in a few types of specialty desserts. Other extracts from the plant are used in cosmetics and as plant derived plastics. Short, herbaceous growth to 3-6 ft. Grows best in tropical, subtropical and Mediterranean climates. Not hardy to strong freezes. #5108

Photo courtesy of Sphl, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

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