Plants ordered now will ship OCTOBER 2021.
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Mormon Tea, Nevada (Ephedra nevadensis) potted plant, organic

$7.50

Family:  Joint Fir (Ephedraceae)

Hardy to zone 6 to 12

Perennial, primitive shrub with jointed stems.  Native to the American Southwest. Plant prefers full sun and alkaline, dry to mesic soils.  Probably best to pot up to bigger pots and grow out for a year or two before transplanting to landscape.   Traditional usage: Mormon.  Used as a non-stimulating bronchial dilator for palliative treatment of the common cold or asthma.

Potted Plant, Certified Organically Grown

These were started in the winter of 2021 and are nicely established in 3-inch-pots.  price reduced from $10.00 to $7.50 RAC

 

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  1. Question

    Jeannie Flamik

    I requested to be placed on a “wishlist” for Mormon Tea, Nevada Ephedra nevadensis, potted plant. Please advise when it may be available.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jeannie, Its the green “join waitlist” button that you want to hit. Wishlist just creates a personal shopping list for you to check back on later to remind you of what you wanted to get. I just germinated scads of these in the greenhouse, we’ll enable sales when they size up.
      Richo

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    • Stephanie Shank

      Thanks Richo,
      I’m looking forward to ordering Mormon Tea when it becomes available.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      These are now available, they are ones we started in the winter and they’re solid now, priced down to $7.50.

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    Deanne Ellsworth

    How long before you are ready to ship this?????

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Deanne, We’ve learned not to try to ship them small–we’ll probably list them again next year. richo

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  3. Paula

    Paula

    Hello – I was wondering if I could buy the Ephedra for a house plant for now. We can give it southern exposure in the house. This is a good herb for breathing issues but it seems we are not able to purchase the dried herb from Mountain Rose so it would be nice to have the actual plant. What do you think of trying to keep the Ephedra as a house plant this winter?
    Thank you,
    Paula

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Paula, What you have here is Mormon Tea which is not the same as Ma-huang. Mormon tea has no ephedrine although you are right in saying that it has been traditionally used for upper respiratory issues. These plants do fine on a sunny sill, but they’ll never get very big that way, they need to throw their roots deep into a natural substrate in order to make much leaf volume. As a pet, fine, as a tea herb–needs to be planted outdoors. Richo

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    • Matt

      Can I get onto a notification list to purchase one as soon as they are available?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      OK, will do, thank you for your interest.

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    • Matthew Klauer

      I would like to purchase this plant, but I cannot add it into my cart. How can I place an order for a live plant? Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Matthew,
      OK, try again, it should be orderable now.
      Richo

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    • Laura Carroll

      will mormon tea plant grow outside in coastal SW Washington State? zone 8 a or b…

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, these are listed to a Z 6 to 12, you’d be plenty warm enough. a well-drained site is crucial, though. we’re in a Z 8a and there’s a big one of these growing just down the street from me–roadside, and is never intentionally watered. r

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    • Kat

      Would this grow in Georgia? We are 8b, but it gets hot and humid here in the summer.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Kat,
      Yes, provide a fast-draining soil and the plant will demonstrate wide adaptability.
      Richo

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    • Charity

      Will you be able to ship me some of these this year?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Charity,
      We’re going to let our Mormon Tea size up for another year before offering it to people, the plants are small and slow-growing.
      Richo

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    • Deanne Ellsworth

      is this the tea called Ephedra Viridis????? So no plant this year???

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Ephedra viridis is “Mormon Tea, Green” in this catalog. Hit “waitlist on the mormon tea plant–we will enable them soon–we have a moderate supply of nice ones available. r

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    • Catherine D Barela

      I am on waiting list. Native Nevadan. Dad always grew and it was good for colds and flu. Can’t wait

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