Pegaga is as old as malay traditions. It's one of the easiest herb to find in the wild. It can adapt and will grow better in gardens. I even try growing pegaga in pots. The plant is primarily a creeper but it doesn't mind growing in plastic container. Both of us don't consume a lot, just two or three leaves will do as salad.
For those who are keen on benefits of pegaga ( pennywort ), should read of this article:
The Pennywort herb is a member of the dill and carrot family. Also known as Gotu Kola, Pegaga or Centella, it boasts numerous health benefits. These include increased youthfulness and vitality, improved eyesight and memory, relief from pain associated with arthritis and relief from insomnia.
Li Ching-Yuen, a Tai Chi Chuan Master, was rumoured to have lived for a staggering 256 years because of his daily use of Pennywort. Sri Lankan King Aruna was said to have given Pennywort the credit for giving him enough stamina to satisfy all 50 women belonging to his harem during the 10th century.
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and pegaga in pot would push it higher
on ornamental value.
bangchik and kakdah
my little vegetable garden