One organic Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica), live plant, in a four inch pot.
Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica)
Height: under 6 in.
Spacing: 9-12 in.
Foliage: Evergreen Smooth-Textured
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: All year
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
A member of the Mackinlayaceae family, this beautiful plant is native to Southeast Asia, Australia, India, Iran, China, and Africa. Its leaves and stems continuously grow, and often self plant themselves where ever the stems (the stolon) finds soil.
Gotu Kola is well known and widely used in both Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine for its medicinal qualities, due to its rich source of vitamin K, magnesium, calcium and numerous other nutritional properties.
Best known as a mood stabilizer, including it’s effects on improving depression, memory, concentration, circulation, and the immune system. It is also antibacterial, antifungal, antiinflammatory, a sedative, antispasmodic, antioxidant, antiviral, and a blood purifier.
The entire plant has healing qualities, and used commonly as a dietary supplement, or brewed in medicinal teas.
Gotu Kola loves the sun, or partial shade. We’ve had very good results growing them outside in full sun, however, that may vary depending on climate conditions, but most growers recommend partial shade.
A moist rich sandy soil is required. Even though it’s easy to care for, a warm and humid climate is a must, since it has very little tolerance for frost and extreme cold.
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)
Great as an all around indoor (hanging by a window, or under a plant light ), an outdoor plant, or in water gardens.
Remember to always keep the soil moist.
- Edible and Organic
- Medicinal Use
- Live Plant