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Gotu Kola PLANT – Arthritis Plant – Centella asiatica – Heirloom Perennial Ground Cover

Gotu kola PLANT – Centella asiatica is a perennial, evergreen ground cover with lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. Gotu kola is an easy-to-grow plant, that loves half-shade or shade and grows best in a sheltered position. It can be grown in a pot, too.

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Gotu Kola PLANT – Arthritis Plant – Centella asiatica – Heirloom Perennial Ground Cover

Gotu kola PLANT – Centella asiatica is a perennial, evergreen ground cover with lots of health benefits and has many uses in traditional medicine. Gotu kola is an easy-to-grow plant, that loves half-shade or shade and grows best in a sheltered position. It can be grown in a pot, too.

“Pegged as the “herb of longevity,” gotu kola is a staple in traditional Chinese, Indonesian, and Ayurvedic medicine.”(source with more interesting info and the benefits here)

The better the soil, the quicker and better it grows. All my plants grow happily in raised garden beds. Even if it is just 15-20cm above the ground level, it makes a huge difference! A sunny position is not recommended for this plant.

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. Gotu kola grows best in shade and half shade and in any type of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better your plants will grow.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a pot, coming from my own plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NT WA TAS. Pick up by appointment only.
  • I am not keeping this plant in a pot as it grows too quickly. I will make a fresh plant from the runners straight after the payment, and send it to you after it has been established which takes about two weeks or sometimes a bit longer.
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a half-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting them to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.
Weight0.7 kg
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