SL Flora

Water leaf-Talinum fruticosum-Gas Nivithi

Water leaf leaves and flowers
Common Classification
Common Names Waterleaf, Ceylon spinach, Leaf Ginseng,  Surinam purslane, Spinach, Fame flower, Sweetheart,
Name in Sinhalese Gas Nivithi
Categories Herbs, Ornamental, Vegetable
Scientific Classification
Family Talinaceae
Genus Talinum 
Species T. fruticosum
Scientific Names Talinum fruticosum, Calandrinia lockhartii Sweet
Culinary / Edible YesHighLeaves
Use as Medicament Yes low Leaves
Poisoned / Toxin No

Origin and Usage Water leaf or Gas Niwithi is a succulent plants that Native to Sri Lanka India and several other countries. It is commonly found on home gardens as a Leaf vegetable plant. Also used in Ayurveda medicine and occasionally  grow as a ornamental plant.

Related species

  • Most Expensive Anthurium Flower In Sri LankaMagic Red
    Most Expensive Anthurium Flower In Sri Lanka