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Strictly Medicinal Organic Spilanthes

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7048

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Spilanthes acmella Toothache Plant, Para Cress. Annual. Native to Africa and South America, the original distribution of this plant was split when the continents drifted apart. Ancient, distinctively beautiful and highly entertaining plant. This is the one Horizon Herbs uses for making medicine, "(as plant explorers we've compiled a few other varieties, all of which are worth growing and beautiful and effective in their own right, but this one is strongest)."

  • Mounding habit to 12" tall.
  • 120 days to maturity.

Certified organic seed. 200 seeds per packet.

Organically grown. 200 seeds/pkt. This particular strain is green leaved and has very conical flowers; yellow, with the characteristic bright crimson "fisheye" at the apex.

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Drying
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Plant Spreads
  • Provides Quick Growth
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Medicinal Plant Germination Requirements Light
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 68-80°F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 68-80°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Useful Plant Part Flower, Leaves
Growth Habit Low Growing
Starting Location Direct Sow

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Plant prefers full sun and well-manured soil and plenty of water.

Planting & Growing: In the spring, sow seed and barely cover with soil, tamping secure and keeping evenly moist and in the light until germination. Average germ time 10 days. Space 1 to 2 feet apart. Compost and water lightly.

Harvesting & Storage:Flower heads are used fresh, dried or powdered. Harvest as often as plant can support.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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