- Used in Chinese medicine to nourish the kidney and liver, to strengthen bones and sinuses, and to treat sores in the mouth and on the tongue.
- 70-120 cm, prefers a rich, sandy, slightly acid soil in partial shade.
- A plant of the tropical to subtropical zones, it tolerates temperatures down to at least -5°c. Yes, it did survive the Katoomba winter in pots!
Ox knee, Niu Xi, Achyranthes bidentata
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Frost Hardiness: Hardy in Katoomba
Country of Origin: Eastern Cape of South Africa
Common names: African Dream Root, Undlela Ziimhlophe (White Ways/Paths), Ubulawu