Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) seeds, organic

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$5.95$40.00

Please note:   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.  An approach that is claimed to speed germination is to soak the seeds in 120 degree F water for 5 minutes, then strain out and plant as above.  We employed this technique in 2022 and registered 2 flushes of seed germination:  some germinated at 13 days and then the rest germinated at 56 days.  All under lights, watered daily, seed heat treated and pressed into surface.
1 gram contains ~600 seeds
Packet contains 20 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. brandonguergo

    Prolific and beautiful

    brandonguergo (verified owner)

    Excellent seeds and plant.

    This is the plant that might get my small herbal pursuit off the ground. Grows absolutely wonderfully here with no effort.

    Made tea with two leaves, a flower, and a tsp of Yerba mate and yep, king of bitters for a reason.

    Thanks!

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