Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata), packet of 20 seeds, organic

$4.95

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

In stock

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Question

    -Peter-

    Will you have any Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) seeds available after your harvest this year? I’m in Azalea, OR….right up the road from Williams 🙂
    Thanks, -Peter- (I’m on the wait list…just curious if it will be productive waiting?)

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Peter,
      Yes, we grew a lot of andrographis this year, it is now in flower, hope to have seeds. richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. Question

    Rebecca

    Hi,
    I have a couple of Andrographis plants with some seed pods on them. I bought them to collect seeds because seeds were always “sold out” when I looked…
    Now I don’t know when to harvest the seed pods. Any tips? My summers get into 80s mostly with plenty of humidity. I plan to plant the plants outside once June hits. But for now, they’ve survived under growth lights all winter. Thanks for everything that you do…

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for contacting. I had good results with the seeds we grew (and sold) last year and I too have a number of good plants I’m looking forward to planting to field if these morning frosts will ever move somewhere else. ANyhow, it is easy to know when to harvest the seeds and fatal to collect the pods too early. The upright pods (follicles) will become very rigid once ready–they cannot be harvested when still soft–the follicle will go from green to brown and if it begins to split, collect it right away! Otherwise wait until you can rioll it between your fingers and it splits–and don’t let the orange-ey seeds drop when that happens. In other words, wait until the follicle begins to dehisce before picking and removing seeds. It is better to put the follicle on a piece of paper in a seed cleaning screen to dry and naturally drop its seeds–those are the best ones! And keep it lidded, too, because they forcibly eject. bouncing ball-bearings of bitter potential… Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  3. Question

    Amorntip Muangprom

    Currently, do you have about 50 gram of Andrographis paniculata seeds? If so, how much does it cost?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Amorntip, I note that Andrographis paniculata seed is currently out of stock. We have planted plants to field and look forward to a harvest in September/october. We will enable bulk purchasing at that time if the harvest is sufficiently weighty. Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Gregory

      Did that September/October seed harvest go as planned? A. paniculata is proving remarkably hard to find seed sources for at this time! Richter’s evidently had a “crop failure” this year. Thanks for doing all the work you and your team do, and wishing you and your farm/business all the best in these unique times…

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Gregory,
      Yes, we did succeed with Andrographis both for the herb and the seeds. The seeds sold out in a few weeks. If you hit “waitlist” you will get an e-mail when the next crop is in. The seedlings have already been started in the greenhouse.
      Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Gregory

      Cool, that’s great! After writing I realized that was probably what happened (back in, then sold out). Thanks for the follow-up. Yes I love the waitlist, so grateful you have that handy feature on the site. I look forward to placing an order ‘in time’ once they’re back in stock — perhaps around ~June/July, if that 160 dtm holds true. Or whenever the seeds decide to form, and a waitlist notification comes through. Excited either way.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Thanks for your understanding. Andrographis is important, we’ll re-enable as soon as possible with the fresh seeds. r

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • caitlin r

      What growing zones for this please? And I am in Florida. Are any zones perennial?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi there caitlin, we don’t list zones for annuals. Andrographis is a tropical annual. It will grow well in Florida. The plant dies down after completing its growth cycle. It is a self-seeder. Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  4. Question

    DeAnna

    Are your Androgrpahis Seeds Organic?

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      no, they fall under the classification of open pollinated and untreated. they’re from india. richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  5. Question

    Feliciano Luna (verified owner)

    Is it possible to ship this to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and how much is the shipping cost.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, and shipping costs depend on items ordered and can be reviewed prior to finalization.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Godwin

      I would like to buy as much as 10 to 20 grammes of your king of bitters seeds. But first I want to know if this plant can grow well in tropical countries like Nigeria? Secondly, what is the percentage germination rate of your seeds?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Godwin, Andrographis grows very well in the tropics–it is from the tropics. Germination rate depends on conditions and time. Germination rate on the same seed lot can be zero or 90% depending on cultivation practices, I can give no guarantees, the seed is loaded with germination inhibiting compounds which must be leached prior to germination.
      Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • sarah

      I am in Washington state. Will it grow well here?

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sarah,
      Andrographis is a tropical weed. It grows well in hot, moist greenhouses in Washington State.
      Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  6. Question

    Nawoda Herath

    Is this coming from India or Nepal

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      At this point I’m packing seed from our own production–it comes from Williams, Oregon.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Jaime santos

      Are you selling Andrographis paniculata plant

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      We really don’t offer annuals as plants and try to stick to perennials and biennials.

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • D.D.

      I read in a previous comment you made, that these Andrographis seeds are loaded with seed inhibitors and must be leached prior to planting. Can you elaborate on how you do this? Thank you!!!

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The inhibitors are leached out by watering after the seed is planted. I haven’t really found any pretreatments that significantly alter the induction period. Scarification, soaking, willow water, etc–nothing seems to change the 6 month germination period. Sometimes a few seeds will germinate in a few weeks. Stay tuned on this item–we worked up a large number of andrographis plants and they are currently (9/3/2021) in full flower to early pod formation stage. if the herbal gods allow it, we will have significant seed resources, and dried andrographis herb for tincture makers, as well. Richo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Achira
      Ashitaba
      Basil
      Burdock
      Cayenne
      Cherry
      Chickweed
      Cramp Bark
      Dandelion
      Elderberry
      Garlic
      Ginger
      Gotu Kola
      Hawthorne
      Mulberry, White
      Nettles
      Passionflower
      Pumpkin, Styrian
      Savory
      Thyme
      Tulsi
      Udo

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      if you plant the seeds in a deep flat in the greenhouse, in the usual manner, then as you water over the several weeks that it takes for them to start to germinate, the water courses over the seeds and leaches out germination inhibitors and once this happens, and the seed is warm, well-tamped and moist, then it will come up. This can take up to 6 months. I know of no faster way to do this. We will have significant amounts of seed and herb on andrographis this year (2021). r

      (0) (0)

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Login

Continue as a Guest