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Spilanthes Oleracea

Acmella oleracea
HOW TO GROW SPILANTHES OLERACEA

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, transplant out after last frost. Frost tender from zone 9, grown in temperate climates as an annual. Plant in pots to bring indoors to expend season. In tropical conditions can spread 3’ and grow to 2’ tall. Will stay much smaller in temperate climates. Seeds are easily harvested by crushing the flowers after they have thoroughly dried. Soil pH 6.1-7.5. Hardiness zones 9-11. Perennial.

Usual seed life 2–3 years.

Planting Depth 1/8"
Days to Germ. 7-12
Plant Spacing 6–12”
Row Spacing 24”
Days To Maturity 120
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Used fresh or cooked in dishes in Brazil and Southeast Asia. Often combined with chills and garlic. Fresh leaves eaten like cress, adds unique flavor to salads. Immune enhancing tonic, treatment for Lyme’s disease, ear ache, malaria, gum disease, antibiotic for candida. Used to flavor chewing tobacco in India. Eatin...
Used fresh or cooked in dishes in Brazil and Southeast Asia. Often combined with chills and garlic. Fresh leaves eaten like cress, adds unique flavor to salads. Immune enhancing tonic, treatment for Lyme’s disease, ear ache, malaria, gum disease, antibiotic for candida. Used to flavor chewing tobacco in India. Eating flower bud results in strong tingly or numbing and excessive saliva production, then cooling sensation in the throat. Buds are known as Buzz Buttons, Szechuan buttons, sansho buttons, electric buttons and toothache cress. Also known as the toothache plant, toothache cress, para, cress, Australian cress.

Originated in the tropics of Brazil.
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Spilanthes Oleracea

Acmella oleracea
Used fresh or cooked in dishes in Brazil and Southeast Asia. Often combined with chills and garlic. Fresh leaves eaten like cress, adds unique flavor to salads. Immune enhancing tonic, treatment for Lyme’s disease, ear ache, malaria, gum disease, antibiotic for...
Used fresh or cooked in dishes in Brazil and Southeast Asia. Often combined with chills and garlic. Fresh leaves eaten like cress, adds unique flavor to salads. Immune enhancing tonic, treatment for Lyme’s disease, ear ache, malaria, gum disease, antibiotic for candida. Used to flavor chewing tobacco in India. Eating flower bud results in strong tingly or numbing and excessive saliva production, then cooling sensation in the throat. Buds are known as Buzz Buttons, Szechuan buttons, sansho buttons, electric buttons and toothache cress. Also known as the toothache plant, toothache cress, para, cress, Australian cress.

Originated in the tropics of Brazil.
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HOW TO GROW SPILANTHES OLERACEA

Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, transplant out after last frost. Frost tender from zone 9, grown in temperate climates as an annual. Plant in pots to bring indoors to expend season. In tropical conditions can spread 3’ and grow to 2’ tall. Will stay much smaller in temperate climates. Seeds are easily harvested by crushing the flowers after they have thoroughly dried. Soil pH 6.1-7.5. Hardiness zones 9-11. Perennial.

Usual seed life 2–3 years.

Planting Depth 1/8"
Days to Germ. 7-12
Plant Spacing 6–12”
Row Spacing 24”
Days To Maturity 120
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

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