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Spilanthes, Official (Acmella oleracea) potted plant, organic

(1 customer review)

$7.50 $5.00

Family:  Aster (Asteracea)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 days to maturity

(Toothache Plant, Para Cress, Buzz Buttons, Sansho Buttons, Electric Buttons, Jambu, Szechuan Buttons, Spilanthes acmella, Spilanthes oleracea)  Tropical perennial native to Brazil, grows 12 inches tall, in a mounding form.  Flowers sport the characteristic bright crimson “fisheye” at the apex. Ancient, distinctively beautiful and highly entertaining plant.  Traditional usage (TWM): stimulant, tonic, dentifrice, earache, gum disease, lyme’s disease, and malaria.  Plant prefers full sun and well-manured soil and plenty of water. Start early indoors and transplant out after frost.  Average germ time 10 days. Space 1 to 2 feet apart.

Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown


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  1. James

    Exceeded Expectations


    Every single seed germinated and produced healthy spilanthes plants! They were a hit with my younger brothers as they enjoyed chewing the flowers.They grow quickly and the more your harvest the faster they grow! They stick low to the ground and spread pretty far. They seemed to take a dry spell pretty well, I harvested the seeds from last season and just placed them in a starter. The second generation is taking off just as quickly as the seeds that I purchased from this site. Expect them to germinate quickly (~72 hrs for first leaves).

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi James, Thanks for the constructive comments, we appreciate it. Spilanthes is an ancient plant that has proven its ability to survive and thrive. We first started offering this in our little seed catalog in 1988 and people caught on fast. Richo

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