Please note, orders for potted plants will be shipped starting Late September.
Mandrake, officinarum (Mandragora officinarum) potted plant, organic
Please note. These are small plants in standard pots. Mandrake goes dormant easily. Sold on the basis of a mandrake root in a pot. We cannot guarantee that the plants will be aerial when you get them–sold on the basis of a solid root in a 3-inch pot. Normally we do choose aerial plants to ship, and then they tend to go dormant in the box on the way to the customer, or they go dormant soon after receipt, or they grow actively and make people very happy. Please only order this plant if you will be happy with a dormant root. They re-emerge in season. RAC
Family: Nightshade (Solanaceae )
Hardy to Zones 6 to 10
(Mandragora officinalis) Perennial. Native to southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean. Rare. Traditional usage (TWM): fertility, aphrodisiac, a magical totem, relieve pain, promote sleep. Source of tropane alkaloids–do not ingest. Plant prefers alkaline pH—deep, sandy soils, dry, in the part-shade. The plant begins its vegetative cycle in the midwinter, flowers in the spring, fruits, and goes quickly dormant in the summer, then re-sprouts from beneath the callus in fall or spring. Keep crowns in perfect drainage. I plant mine in deep sand mulch on the shady side of rocks. Flower color is variable, some plants making vibrant purple flowers, others flowering like washed-out lavender. Flower to 16 inches, giving way to green, apple-like fruits that eventually turn yellowish and soft before harvest. The smell is exquisite. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.
Potted plant in a standard size pot, certified organically grown
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