Mushroom Plant Herb- Rungia klossii
Hard to find herb! Originating in Papua New Guinea where it is very popular, Rungia klossii is a fast growing bushy herb named ‘Mushroom Plant’ due to its leaves having a unique mushroom flavor! This is a rare and hard to find herb and we are excited to now be able to offer it.
The beautiful green glossy leaves contain large amounts of iron, vitamin C and beta carbonate and as a bonus, the plant has a beautiful violet blue flower!
The leaves have a crispy texture similar to spinach and can be eaten raw in tossed salads, added to a sandwich or use as a garnish.
The mushroom flavor increases with cooking (in soups or stews). Over cooking can make the leaves lose their bright color so it is recommended to add it at the last minute of cooking.
The mushroom plant likes to grow in warm conditions, preferably in shade. Grow it in your garden, pots or planters and enjoy a unique culinary experience. A conversation piece for sure! Not cold hardy.