Eclipta (Eclipta alba), packet of 30 seeds, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$4.95

Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Annual, 60 days to harvest

(Bhringaraj, Eclipta prostrata, Mo-han-lian) A creeping and moisture-loving herb with white flowers giving way to a button-like display of fat green seeds that turn black when fully mature.  Good subject for around the hose bib or used as a low-lying bedding plant.  Traditional use (Ayurveda): hepatic tonic, hair tonic.  Sow seed just below soil surface, tamp in well and keep warm and in the light.  Regarding germination times for Eclipta alba, the common expectation is 12 to 24 days in spring conditions.  However I have been keeping careful track of this, due to much feedback regarding nongermination of Eclipta alba seeds, and in 2020/21 I made a planting that gave these results:  Planted 11/17/20 in greenhouse conditions.  Less than 1% germination in 2 weeks.  Kept the plant in the greenhouse, nearly barren, for the entire winter and on 3/2/2021 all the rest of the seeds came up.  That’s a 105 day induction period.  Whether this is an expectable germination period for the seeds of Eclipta alba and should represent a reasonable cultivation scenario for it, or whether this is merely the result of Kokopelli’s springtime fluting, is still not fully understood.   However, this is the greatest germination I’ve ever seen on the species.   Space plants 1 foot apart.  Grows to about a foot tall.

30 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically grown

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  1. Jhovanna Nixon

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    Jhovanna Nixon (verified owner)

    I ordered these last season and got a good run but forgot to bring it inside during frost. These seeds are good quality and I got a great germination rate with the two packets I ordered last season. This store was the only place I could find these seeds and I’m so happy I did. Thanks for providing good quality seeds and a wide range to choose from.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jhovanna, Wow, I’m glad they worked for you. I personally had a surprise when I planted them in the fall, only a few came up, and then the rest of them came up not that long ago–a couple of weeks back–it took about 100 days! It looks like we’ll be having these again from fresh crop–they act like an annual. Thanks again for contacting. Richo

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  2. Sandhhya Hariharan

    Sandhhya Hariharan (verified owner)

    I am so happy to see the seeds sprouted. And looking forward to see them grow. I would definitely recommend to everyone. I have no second thought buying from this seller when compared to other online stores. The price is very reasonable. I will definitely buy more in future.

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    courtney

    Hi, I ordered these seeds along with many others last year. learned a lot, & back for more. they grow wonderfully in central California even with our water limitations( if you recycle water like me anyhow) This is by far my most valued seed & plant authority & last year I ordered from many others, but the seeds from here all germinated. the others not so much. I can tell from years of experience & just plain vibes that this is the most honorable plant source around. love the new website too:)

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    • brinda munuswamy

      How long did it to take to germinate? Should we keep the pot in sun during germination? Or in a cool area? Please advice.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Sow seed just below soil surface, tamp in well and keep warm and in the sunlight. Germ in 12 to 24 days.

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    • Bekki

      What temp in your greenhouse? I have an unheated glassed in porch or could put under lights in my house. Zone 6 here.Have not had success with these seeds in the past but would really like to grown these.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Bekki, I know what you mean, I really had to coax these out of the ground this year and what I observed was that there was a very small germination response after a couple of weeks and then the rest of the seeds came up months later. We have a huge row of these now and look forward to offering newly harvested seeds on them again this year. We keep our greenhouses at a minimum of 55 degrees F.Richo

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