malabar red climbing spinach, basella alba rubra, tropical asian, live vivarium plant

Malabar Climbing Spinach
(Basella alba var. Rubra)

Synonyms: Red Vine Spinach, Indian Spinach, Basella rubra
Native range: Tropical Asia
Growing conditions: Bright, warm and humid conditions, with well-drained soil.
Maximum length: 10ft +

Basella alba var. rubra is a fast growing vine from tropical Asia, with impressive red-purple stems, and is widely grown as a salad crop for Asian cuisine. Unlike some vines, the leaves are large and bushy, and can provide ample cover for small exotic lizards and frogs. In a vivarium setting, it is well suited to covering backgrounds, growing along branches or floorspace, and filling sparse areas.

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