Bala (Sida cordifolia), packet of 30 seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Mallow (Malvacea)

Hardy to Zones 9 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual or overwintered indoors in pots.

(Country Mallow)  Woody subshrub native to  the main tropics on earth, especially India.   Plant prefers full sun, a warm exposure, and fast draining soil. Yellow-flowered, pubescent, and many-branched plant.  Traditional usage (Ayurveda): stomachic, cardiac stimulant.   Source of ephedrine.  Scarify seed vigorously by rubbing on medium grit sandpaper and sow in fast-draining soil in warm conditions and water moderately.  Germination in 10 to 30 days, a spotty germinator that demonstrates ongoing germination for weeks.  Space plants 2 feet apart, or individuate into larger pots.  Excellent in potted culture, trimmed back and set on an inside windowsill, where it makes a spreading bush with glossy stems, soft leaves and bright yellow flowers giving way to the seed laden pods. Grows to 2 feet tall.

30 Seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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    Vicki

    Do you know when you will have these back in stock?
    And BTW – all the seeds I’ve ordered from you so far have been fantastic!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Vicki,
      I checked, and I have 2 packets still in stock. I updated inventory so you can buy a packet. Don’t forget to scarify the seed on sandpaper before planting, the testa is water impermeable. Regarding good luck with seeds, it would be a great favor to me personally and to anyone else who wants to buy those species to leave a rating.
      Best regards,
      Richo

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    • Sally

      Did you have a date for when you would get more of these seeds? Thank you!

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Sally, I will be growing these out in 2019, please check back fall 2019. Richo

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