Coromandel is a perennial plant in tropical and sub-tropical area’s. Fast growing, soft stems which can reach 1 meter. If it can find support from other plants or trees it will grow to 3 meters height. Leaves and flowers can be eaten in salads and soups. 100gr. contains: water 82.6 g, energy 234 kJ (56 kcal), protein 3.7 g, fat 1.2 g, carbohydrate 10.4 g, Ca 226 mg, P 30 mg, Fe 4.7mg, carotene 6250 μg, thiamin 0.19 mg, riboflavin 0.21 mg, niacin 1.0 mg, ascorbic acid 42 mg (Leung, W.-T.W., Butrum, R.R. & Chang, F.H., 1972). It is a good groundcover when partial shade is present. The flowers are pollinated by bees.