Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata), potted plant, organic
Family: Acanthus (Acanthaceae)
Annual but long-season, fully maturing in 160 days. Can be harvested for the active portion (leaf) well prior to that time. Often self-seeding in the right conditions (extended warm conditions). May go from early flowering back into vegetation phase and then flower again in late season. Dry conditions tend to stimulate flowering and seed production, while moist conditions tend to stimulate leaf growth.
(Kalmegh, Chuan-xin-lian, King of Bitters) Annual, native to China and India, flowering spotted white to a height of 18 inches and equally broad. The upright follicle seedpods (pictured) are characteristic. The follicle ripens from green to brown and then summarily splits, shooting its seeds to a distance. Rare in the trade and highly desired plant. Traditional usage (TAM, TWM): bitter digestive, pandemics, vermifuge. Prefers full sun and regular garden conditions, and will even thrive in poor soil. Shady conditions will promote leaf growth and slow flowering and seed production. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown