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Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) potted plant, organic

(13 customer reviews)

$7.50$50.00

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant or summer annual, 90 days to harvest

(Gotu Kola, Brahmi, Hydrocotyl asiatica)  Creeping perennial native to the tropics of the world, especially Hawaii, India and East Africa.  Traditional usage (Ayurveda): increases mental clarity and imparts long life.  Tasty in salads, especially the young leaves.  Plant prefers warm sun and rich, fertile soil or fast-draining soil and is highly productive and attains a bright green color when given regular applications of liquid fertilizer (fish emulsion, kelp tea, compost tea). Space plants 2 feet apart–they spread!

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  1. Marissa

    Flourishing in 115-degree desert heat

    Marissa

    We ordered three of these plants in the spring of 2019. Now, in August, it is hot in Las Vegas and most of our leafy greens have either gone to seed or are too bitter to be delicious. The gotu kola, however, is flourishing in the heat and yielding beautiful, tender leaves that taste great. Grateful! We have it in a spot where it is getting full sun for the entire afternoon, side-by-side with violet and spilanthes.

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  2. Question

    Mohan

    Are they in-stock now? And also I belive they are Rau Ma/Indian-Pennywort(https://www.nhp.gov.in/centella-asiatica-vallarai_mtl) and not the dollarweed isn’t it ? Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, Yes, our gotu kola this year is really nice. We have plenty, and we start shipping again Sep 9. It is not dollarweed. I planted several populations of our gotu kola to rich moist soil in the sun this year and they are simply gorgeous at this point. Recommended. Richo

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  3. Question

    Lynn (verified owner)

    Do they tolerate heat well if you keep them well watered. Full sun? Or needs shade also?

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    • Diana

      Diana

      You can give them some shade if you want but I have mine in full sun–Plant prefers warm sun and rich, fertile soil or fast-draining soil and is highly productive and attains a bright green color when given regular applications of liquid fertilizer (fish emulsion, kelp tea, compost tea). Space plants 2 feet apart–they spread!

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    Janice

    I live in Way North Scottsdale, AZ, near Carefree AZ. We are in Zone 9B. I would like to grow this plant for medicinal reasons. I hear that this plant is good for brain health and skin. How may plants should I buy so they will grow enough to eat the leaves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Janice,
      My regular approach is to plant at least 3 of everything. Plants seem happier that way, and triangles are strong. Gotu Kola can yield magnificently if given full sun, compost and regular watering. It takes about 60 days to really kick in.
      Richo

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    • Anna

      What happens to them in Winter? If you ship them in Sept and they take 2 months to really get going, it will be beginning to be Winter here, I am in the Central Valley of California. Will they survive the Winter and return next year? Or ??

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Anna,
      Gotu Kola probably will overwinter in the central valley–I’ve had it overwinter here in a Z7 on a mild winter. If you up-pot to a gallon and put it in an unheated greenhouse you can start getting leaves to eat in a few weeks. I guess I cannot really predict what will happen to the plants–I just give the best plant I have, the best information I can, and hope that people use these resources constructively. I’ve seen a sick seedling coddled into a strong tree and I’ve seen great plants abused to stubs. I go into the greenhouse, find the plants that are calling out, and love them up with larger pots and compost.

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  5. Question

    Rose

    I live in New Smyrna Beach Fl, I would like to use these as a ground cover instead of a lawn, do you think it would work? People here are always trying to kill it in there lawn. I don’t have grass now only green mowed weeds.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      It wouldn’t work all that well, the plants don’t really stand up to traffic. You might try Rupturewort, Bugle, or Buckwheat.

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    Colleen Warner

    When might you expect to have these in stock again?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Colleen,
      These are in stock, I adjusted the inventory and you should now be able to purchase.
      Richo

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    • Maria Patel

      Hi, are these sold, potted? How big exactly is 1 plant?
      Also, I live in California, how would you recommend I grow them? I prefer indoors and it gets pretty hot here.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Maria,
      Yes, the gotu kola plants are sold potted. We aim at giving a healthy starter plant and the size is about the size of the palm of your hand, more or less, depending on season. We recommend potting up to a gallon on receipt. They grow best in high heat areas in the garden. Sometimes they can make good potted plants.
      Richo

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  7. Peggy Karp

    Plants are doing great

    Peggy Karp (verified owner)

    The gotu kola plants arrived promptly and in perfect shape. I put them in 5 gallon pots in a rich potting soil, in a location that gets morning sun, and water them daily, and eat 2 or 3 leaves, with stem, every day. Hardly makes a dent. Am going to order some for my daughter.

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  8. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    A customer asked if gotu kola would do well growing in an aquarium, and to this I responded with a short writeup on drainage requirements for gotu kola: The plant will indeed thrive underwater for short periods of time–it is basically a ditchweed in the tropics, so is accustomed to water flow and subsequent drainage.  However, it is not the kind of plant that floats in water and stays healthy and increases that way.   Instead, in greenhouse culture, I recommend to grow the plant in a fast draining mix and water frequently.  Fish emulsion fertilizer or compost tea is well-tolerated and can greatly increase yield.  Alternatively, I grow them in moist compost in the garden with a full sun aspect.  They increase greatly in these conditions.

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    • Juanita

      Is there anyone growing gotu kola here in the low desert? If so, would you share any adjustments for our harsh summers, please? Perhaps in a wicking pot?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Juanita, Yes, growers in dry desert areas make adjustments to provide humid shade. This means your greenhouse gets a layer of 40% shadecloth over the plastic or glass. You can try growing the plant in the garden by providing shade, regular watering and plenty of compost. Try to avoid evermoist conditions for the roots–they need perfect drainage. They do not like to sit in water, but require frequent watering. r

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    • george laham

      how tall is this plant for $ 10 and instruction of maintenance,thanks george laham 310/213-0539

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello George, The plants are about 3 inches tall in the pot which is not much less than they are at maturity–this is a low-growing and spreading, mounding plant. All our plants should be potted up to gallons or put out to the garden on receipt. Here is the information on culture copied from the writeup–if you want to see more about the plant, hover over the picture and click on the “read more” button. Plant prefers warm sun and rich, fertile soil or fast-draining soil and is highly productive and attains a bright green color when given regular applications of liquid fertilizer (fish emulsion, kelp tea, compost tea). Space plants 2 feet apart–they spread!

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    • Melanie

      If I want to grow this indoors, can it be shipped sooner?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Melanie,
      These are greenhoused and can easily freeze in transit, unless maybe you’re in Oregon or Cali. We guarantee shipments made after March 18th. Richo

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    • parul kapoor (verified owner)

      i am in zone 6 pensillvania this is my 3rd year Centella asiatica grow very well in outdoor garden but when i bring indoors they don’t survive i try so hard but no luck.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Parul,
      Yes, these are best grown as a summer annual on a yearly basis. It is too much to expect them to overwinter indoors unmless in a heated greenhouse.
      Richo

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    • Laurie Vid

      Does gotu kola plant develop and increase in direct sun: Zome 10? What are the low temperatures and high temperatures that plant will tolerate?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Laurie,
      Thanks for staying in touch. We have Gotu Kola listed as “Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant or summer annual, 90 days to harvest.” Hardy to Zones 8 to 12 (which includes Zone 10) means that the plants are likely to overwinter (or live through the rainy season, as it were) in these zones, and therefore will be perennial. When grown as a summer annual in any zone, the minimum temperature is 55 degrees F and there is no maximum temperature–these plants are tropical–they withstand full heat, full sun. They like a fast draining soil and frequent watering. They love organic compost applied around the plant after weeding. They will throw their runners into that. I have obtained very large yields in a Zone 7 garden using standard garden soil and organic compost. Gotu Kola is funny. Either the plants look sickly and tend to go away, or they look extremely robust and proliferate rapidly. there is no middle ground. If you have a plant, the idea is to get it into the iedeal growing conditions as quickly as possible so that it starts to increase and proliferate. In the greenhouse right now (late winter) we have large populations ready to ship to people in every zone, and we keep them lively with applications of fish emulsion. Richo

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    • Showandah

      I would love to try growing this, as the tinctures are expensive and I use them every day. I live on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. It is wet here, and mainly, the nights never warm up. What are my chances I can get this to grow from seed?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello, If you have a greenhouse you can do it. Once you transplant starts to garden (after last frost) they will grow well, even with cold nights. You might want to buy plants in May. Richo

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    • Michelle

      Hi, Any customers in Tennessee Zone 7 who are experienced with this plant? My zone 7 climate is different from a west coast zone 7. Thanks.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      For all practical purposes unless you’re in the tropics Gotu Kola is planted as a summer annual, in Oregon and Tennessee.

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    • Janis

      Can the gotu kola be grown on a sunny kitchen window sill, then transplanted to the garden in May?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Janis,
      I would say unlikely but possible. Best to buy potted plants in June.
      Richo

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    • Thai

      Hi. I’ve heard a lot of this plant. Is this edible?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, it is indeed edible

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