NAME: Toothache Plant
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Eyeball Plant / Paracress
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spilanthes Oleracea syn. Acmella Oleracea & syn. Spilanthes Acmella
COLOR: Yellow & Red Flowers / Red - Green Leaves
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15"
BLOOM TIME: Mid Summer - Early Fall
HARDINESS ZONE: 9 - 11
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Moist
QUANTITY: 100 Seeds
OTHER: This herb gets its name Toothache Plant because if its leaves or flowers are chewed, it has a mild anesthetizing effect. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads and have a unique strong flavor. However, you can cook the leaves to reduce the strong flavor and they can be enjoyed as leafy greens. This Brazilian native is also said to have anti-fungal & anti-bacterial properties as well as the ability to enhance the immune system. Besides having all of these wonderful characteristics, the bright colors of the Toothache Plant will brighten up any space!
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Sep 7, 2021
The germination rate on these were pretty low. About 1/3 of them sprouted but it took weeks for them to sprout.
Jun 15, 2021
Jun 4, 2021
nice packaging :) love the seeds !!
May 21, 2021
I can hardly wait for these to bloom!