Ma-huang (Ephedra sinica) potted plant, organic

$30.00

Family:  Joint Fir (Ephedraceae)

Hardy to zone 3 to 9

(Syn Ephedra sinensis) Evergreen perennial paleo-herb. Native to the steppes of Northern China, Ma-huang prospers in full sun, dry soils, and is quite cold-tolerant (our patch bravely survived an 18 inch snow cover that occurred during a particularly cold Southern Oregon winter). Preparation of the right microsite is particularly important for a plant of this nature, which must maintain a dry, warm crown during the growing season lest the crown begin to rot. The best preparation is to spread about 4 inches of sand on the surface, then plant the ma-huang through the sand, with its roots down in the mineral soil and sand all around the crown. This excellent drainage and the reflection of the sun up onto the plant will greatly improve the health, growth and survivability of ma-huang. Traditional usage:  TCM, the tea is used as a bronchial dilator for treating asthma.  Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, multi-stemmed, nice, Certified Organically grown

Plants start shipping September 10th up until Nov 26. Order early to assure availability. If you have a preferred ship date, please leave a note in the “order comments” field at checkout.

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  1. Sheri L Flowers

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    Sheri L Flowers

    When will you have more ma huang plants please?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sheri,
      I’m going to enable this as soon as the current batch is well-rooted, they were just repotted. They will be available starting in July 2018.
      Richo

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  2. Gallagher

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    Gallagher

    Is there a way to assure both male and female plants if I bought two? or is like like another plant I know in that I have to wait til flowering to see.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi, It is true, I know of no way to determine sex until they flower. These are just seedlings. r

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