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Light: Full sun, a southern exposure.
Watering: Keep Well Watered
Soil: Does best in well drained soil, but is not picky about soil quality.
Comments: Hon Tsai Tai does best in cooler climates and cooler seasons! Temperatures that are cooler allows the stems to be sweeter and a deeper purple in color!
A member of the Brassicaceae Family Hon tsai tai is a species of Chinese flowering cabbage. It's common name is known as "purple choy sum". This plant is also known for it's beauty with the dark purple stems and dainty yellow blooms it's tasty and pretty to look at! This low maintenance plant has everything you need and makes a wonderful addition to any garden.
Adding Hon tsai tai to any meal will only create it's amazing taste and beauty to it! The leaves are very similar to the taste spinach and broccoli flavor the blooms add a hint of mustard. While cooking the stems will keep their wonderful deep purple color and crunch!
All parts of hon tsai tai are edible and can be eaten both cooked or fresh out the garden!