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Ashitaba, Standard (Angelica keiskei koidzumi), potted plant, organic

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

$7.50$19.95

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 7 to 12.

(HACHIJO-SOU, Tomorrow’s Leaf)  Biennial native to Hachijojima Island in Japan.  This is the standard type with green leaves and stems.  High chlorophyll plant with yellow sap, unique among Angelicas due to its edibility and the presence of both B 12 and the flavonoids known as “chalcones.”  Mature size is about 4 feet wide and flowering to about 5 feet tall.  The plant requires warm temperatures for optimal growth–75 to 85 degrees F.  They need at least 6 hours sunlight daily to thrive!  It is often best to greenhouse them, although coastal climates (such as San Francisco area) seem to work pretty well for outdoor cultivation, and zone 8 growers may find that these plants do fine in regular open garden conditions.  For best results, plant into a large container of compost.  Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted plant certified organically grown

 

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  1. Emilie

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    Emilie

    I bought 2 plants from you . One of them lasted 2 years and the other 3 years. I thought these plants were perennials. Am I wrong?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Ashitaba is biennial and monocarpic. The plant normally goes to flower in the fall of the second year of growth and dies back after that. If you cut back the flowering stalk and prohibit the formation of flowers, or if for some reason it fails to go up to flower in the second year, then it may live for longer than 2 years. The leaves are harvested any time they are big enough to eat, and the root may be dug and utilized right after the maturation of the seeds.

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  2. CATALINA Z. DEL ROSARIO

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    CATALINA Z. DEL ROSARIO

    i live in daly city, ca. 94015 where the fog is. so, (1) how often do i need to water the plant. (2) how can i have it multiplied. can i cut a stem and just plant it? (3) is it safe to buy it at amazon or home depot (if they carry it)? thanks a lot

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    • Diana

      Diana

      Hello Catalina, Ashitaba does well in foggy conditions. It requires less water when the fog is thick–water twice a week or so. The plant may be multiplied only by seed–stem cuttings do not take. This is a rare plant, you cannot buy it at home depot. You might find it on Amazon, or you could buy a certified organic, large and hearty plant through strictly medicinal seeds. Richo

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  3. Cindy

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    Cindy

    Do you ship to Canada?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      seeds only to Canada, no plants or roots, sorry about that. r

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  4. Lily

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    Lily

    Will this grow well in the Pacific north west region?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Lily, Yes, in a greenhouse. Even an unheated greenhouse is immensely helpful. richo

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  5. Michelle Warren

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Great plant! Caterpillars think so too!!

    Michelle Warren (verified owner)

    I love this plant. It grows well for me in Texas. Just discovered that it is a host plant for black swallowtail butterflies. The caterpillars love it too!

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  6. Jolene

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    Jolene

    When will sale again for Ashitaba (Angelica keiskei koidzumi) potted plant, organic? thankyou

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Jolene, We will enable plant purchasing starting with the new year. Shipping starts March 15th to the warmer states. Richo

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  7. Luci Belarmino

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    Luci Belarmino

    Can it be pruned to have more branches, like a papaya tree?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Well, you can cut off a stem with leaf attached, and the plant will make another one from the crown which is at soil level. Since this is an herbaceous plant, it isn’t pruned like a woody plant…

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  8. Tammy Williams

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Tammy Williams (verified owner)

    Great growing, looks wonderful and taste great have been taking little nibbles here and there. 🙂

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  9. Susie

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Susie (verified owner)

    The quality of Strictly Medicinal’s shipped plants were above expectation, they come with a shipping tracking number to watch carefully so they can be rescued in their time of disruption as soon as possible, they arrived in 48 hours of shipment. Upon reading careful instructions and pulling each plant out, surprisingly they came out nearly glowing, with a few crinkles and bends on only their leaves, they sat upright immediately welcoming their new home. The careful packaging was not limited to keeping them safe from battening, but with wishes of luck, love and health. Kind regards and much gratitude!

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  10. Leticia Hanford

    Leticia Hanford

    Good evening,

    I would like to buy 3 or 6 of your ashitaba/angelina keister plants.

    Please reply
    Thank you
    Leticia

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  11. Wesley

    Wesley

    I just ordered a Ashitaba plant..All orders ship in Sept?So this just reserved my order?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Wesley,
      We don’t ship plants in August, it is too hot. Plants ordered and paid for in August are shipped first-com, first-served starting in September.
      Richo

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  12. Nora

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Nora

    I ordered six Ashitaba plants and received healthy/vital starts—beautifully packed for shipping. I had questions about best growing conditions and both the phone support and email response were forthright and generous. I’m excited to see how they make themselves at home in my garden. Thank you!

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  13. Baybie Scudder

    Baybie Scudder

    This plant is said to help a lot of illnesses. I would like to try it!

    BScudder

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