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Spilanthes, Official (Acmella oleracea) potted plant, organic

(7 customer reviews)


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): anti-inflammatory, 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. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful


    We purchased some live spilanthes plants from Strictly Medicinals in the spring of 2019. There’s this big rave event that happens here in Las Vegas every year called the Electric Daisy Carnival, so we were especially curious about this plant. Patiently we waited until the first buds appeared and then began to bloom, and when the first two flowers turned mostly yellow we hastened to learn about the big party’s namesake. What a surprise! Non-acidic electric sensation that lasts a few minutes…love it or hate it, every visitor to our garden immediately wants to share this plant with their friends. It has brought a lot of fun to our home!
    The specimen that is in the shade is producing slow, lanky growth..but we like to be conservative with summertime exposure when growing something new in the desert. The plant that gets full afternoon sun is thriving and now in August is one of the most vigorously growing plants on the property. A little burning around the edges of leaves during the 115+ days.

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  2. 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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