Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata), packet of 20 seeds, organic
Please note: We have enabled sales on andrographis seed as of 9/19/2021. All seed is from new crop. Richo
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. Start early in greenhouse and transplant out after frost. Space plants 2 feet apart–they become quite bushy when really happy. Cultivation: Use a sandy mix, press seed into surface, keep warm, moist and in the light. Germination in 10 days and ongoing, not unusual to take 6 months under lights. Another approach to speed germination is to soak the seeds in 120 degree F water for 5 minutes, then strain out and plant as above, with germ likely in 10 days.
Packet contains 20 seeds, Certified Organically Grown