After Rikke has taken care of
it for half a year, it suddenly, after three years in my care,
started to flower.
This member of the Basellaceae family was given this name by Henri
Ernest Baillon in 1888. It's
found in South America around Ecuador. Give it a well-drained
soil, some water and lots of sun. The rhizomes will grow to four
centimetres and the wines to six meters. The flowers are white, and
the plant can be reproduced both by cuttings,
seeds and bulbs. I found mine in Wachtendunk, Germany in 2003.