Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Chaparral (Larrea tridentata), potted plant, organic
Family: Caltrop (Zygophyllaceae)
Hardy to Zones 8 to 11, colder if kept dry. The plant dislikes cold, wet conditions.
(Creosote Bush) Evergreen perennial bush native to the SW US and Mexico. This is one of the longest lived plants on Earth. A living plant has been carbon dated to 11,700 years before the present. The antimicrobial, anticancer and free radical scavenging activities of the potent anti-oxidant NDGA and other molecules found in this plant are well-known. However, this is very potent medicine and in my opinion is best to use as a low-dose botanical, and best used externally. Repeated internal overdose can be toxic to the liver and/or kidneys. Plant prefers full sun, well-drained, alkaline and sandy soil. The plant may be kept in pots as a bonsai in places outside its native range. Inside its native range it is OK to transplant outdoors. Space plants at least 3 feet apart.
Potted Plant, Certified Organically Grown
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