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Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) potted plant, organic

(6 customer reviews)

$8.50$65.00

Family:  Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Hardy to Zone 8 to 12

Creeping, succulent herb native to India. Traditional use:  Ayurveda, used to sharpen the mind and stimulate the memory. Does well in pots.  The plant prefers moist, fertile soil and does not require good drainage. Partial shade and humid air are helpful, but the plant will also survive in full sun at the edge of a pond or stream. It is also possible to grow brahmi indoors in an aquarium. They thrive in the greenhouse. The plant is dark green, with a thick stem and small leaves, flowering light lavender.

Potted plant certified organically grown

 

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  1. Question

    Jaya

    Would this plant servive in zone 4 in a pot?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Jaya,
      Yes, outside or on the patio in the summer, indoors in the winter. These go all year long outdoors in Florida. They won’t take frost.
      Richo

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    Kishore (verified owner)

    Hello, I am new to growing plants, and just ordered potted Brahmi. I am not sure how we can maintain a 55 F temp in the house. We set our thermostat between 70F ~ 72F. Do I need to get a miniature greenhouse urgently to grow this plant ? My plants are supposed to be arriving on Friday. Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kishore, 55 degrees F is the minimum temp for tropical plants, it is not really the desired ambient temperature. Higher temps will be appreciated. I think you can repot to a gallon pot and keep in a sunny window and see how it does. I’ve kept these before in fish tanks, even. However, they really do best outdoors. Most plants are like that.
      Richo

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  3. Mary

    Zone 3 - Great as a potted plant!

    Mary

    Pleased, as always, with the healthy plants Richo sends, I put this one in a large planter in my greenhouse and watched it explode over the summer. It rapidly outgrew the planter and started cascading down the wall eventually producing delicate flowers. It required several “hair cuts” over the summer which were dried for medicinal use. I have found the “winter greenhouse” too cool for it (ave 40F at night), so bring it in the house and place it in a south-facing window where it happily overwinters even in our extremly low humidity. Much more tolerant and forgiving than Gotu Kola growing next to it.

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    • lazywildswan

      Thanks for the zone and greenhouse temp detail! I had been hesitating for indoors at zone 6, but now it’s in my cart

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, good, forge ahead!

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  4. Question

    Emme

    I’ve never ordered plants online before, we were worried they will not survive shipment to North Phoenix. Right now we can still reach the low 100s F. I’m wondering if I should wait for cooler months to order Bacopa and Gotu Kola. What would be the optimal weather/temperature for shipping plants to our area?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Well, we shipped 1,500 plants on Sep 9th and had one that experienced heat trauma in transit. Basically, don’t worry, we insulate every shipment, and you’re buying tropical plants that like lots of heat. richo

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    • etumibay02 (verified owner)

      Thank you, the plants arrived quickly and I was able to pot them within an hour they arrived at the mailbox. They are now getting acclimated to the sun bit by bit per instructions. 60Fs at night still okay for the small plants to be outdoors?

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Thanks, yes, Brahmi is fun to work with. Remember that tropical plants must remain above 55 degrees F to remain undamaged. r

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  5. Question

    Emily

    Can I grow this in a shallow area of my pond or in the stream bed? Can it be potted and taken indoors for the winter?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi Emily,
      Bacopa is easy to grow in a whole slew of different environments. I would say mud at shore of pond would be better than IN the pond. The plant is relatively easy to pot up and bring in for the winter. This is a forgiving plant, I personally introduced it to the herbal trade in North America, and I doubt i could get rid of it if I wanted to! Richo

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    Pat Burns

    What size are the pots ?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Standard 3-inch pots, the plant makes very little root mass and scads of aerial parts, nice, the nature of the beast.

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    Amon Faltstrom

    Can you ship this to Hawaii?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Yss, we are a state certified nursery, we ship plants to Hawaii all the time.

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    • One person found this helpful

      Lydia (verified owner)

      Hello, what’s the best preparation for Bacopa for memory loss? Tea? Succus? Tincture? My plants are doing well and my step mother is in need of the medicine.
      Also- a general question: when making a tincture with only a couple plants which one harvests incrementally as they produce enough for a moderate haircut here and there, is it best to dry plant matter and save up for an end-of-season tincturing? Or use fresh herb and macerate small batches in small vessels… or using a bigger vessel, add layers when fresh plant material replenishes? Thank you for any advice.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Lydia, For a detailed go-through of brahmi usage and all the methods of preparation see pages 132 to 133 in “Making Plant Medicine.” The plant works at low dosage and many growers just chew a fresh leaf daily. If you don’t have sufficient plant mass to accomplish a blenderful of fresh plant tincture, then you can harvest on an ongoing basis, dry the herb, and tincture it dry in the fall after harvest is complete. Trying to maike a fresh tincture by continually adding more herb is not really recommended. The plants are best kept in the greenhouse, not planted to the garden, especially not in a Z 5 with cold nights. Same with gotu kola–keep greenhoused in the pots they’re growing in, and don’t disturb overmuch, but they are heavy feeders–give side dressing of compost, compost or fish emulsion tea and/or dilute comfrey leaf tea. Richo

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    • :)

      Hi, I am wanting to order a plant this year, but it iss still cool in my area.

      Is it better to order now to ensure I get one?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi! Plants ordered now won’t ship until mid-may which should be perfect. Yes, I recommend ordering right away.
      Richo

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    • :)

      Hi, I missed the opportunity, is it possible there are any more coming available this spring?

      Or would you recommend trying with seed at all at this point?

      Thank you

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello! I don’t think we have any brahmi seeds in stock and it is extremely difficult although not impossible to grow them from seeds. I’ll talk to the greenhouse staff about this–we normally have brahmi plants available. Hit “waitlist” and stay tuned. Brahmi is quite easy from cuttings. Richo

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    • :)

      Thanks, I did! It did not ask for my email, hoping that clearing my cookies does not remove me from the list?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      you are on the list!

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