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Siraitia grosvenorii

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Latin Name: Siraitia grosvenorii

Synonyms: Momordica grosvenori

Common Name: Arhat Fruit, Monk Fruit, Momordica Fruit, Longevity Fruit

Chinese Name: Luo Han Guo, Luo han kuo

Cool Facts: This plant is in the same plant family as Jiaogulan. Used by monks as a medicinal beverage for centuries in China. Dried fruit also used in soups and stews for medicinal purposes. Noncaloric sweetener gaining popularity in the health food industry, sold as the brand Necresse.

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Habitat: Southern China and Thailand.

Type: Herbaceous perennial, dioecious, climbing vine.

Size: To 15 feet.

Site and Zone: Needs a shady area.

Will it Grow in Texas?: Maybe if it was shaded with misting systems.

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