Also known as
Fish Mint, Fish Leaf, Lizard Tail, Heartleaf, Fishwort, Bishop's Weed
This plant has no fragrance
More images of Chameleon Plant
Chameleon Plant Overview
Houttuynia cordata is a herbaceous perennial plant from the Saururaceae family. Makes a great use for ground cover for pond/water garden margins, bog gardens and moist borders. The cultivars ‘Chameleon’, ‘Variegata’ and ‘Tricolor’ are synonymous, featuring green leaves variegated with shades of red, pink, yellow and/or cream on bright red stems. Used in traditional medicinal purposes and also used in culinary.
How to harvest Chameleon Plant
The leaves and young shoots are harvested in the spring when about 8cm long.
How to propagate Chameleon Plant
Propagate seeds in Spring.
Take semi-ripe cuttings of young basal shoots in Spring.
Special features of Chameleon Plant
Grows vigourous in bog areas! make sure to limit their spreading.
Other uses of Chameleon Plant
Ground cover, bog, fragrance, semi-aquatic, under shrubs
Treatment of infectious diseases, herpes treatment, anti-poison properties, pneumonia treatment, detoxification ability, diuretic benefits, weight management and diabetes Treatment.
Leaf vegetable, taste fishy, used in salads and cooked with other vegetables.