Eryngium foetidum - Plant

It dries well, retaining good color and flavor, making it valuable in the dried herb industry. It is sometimes used as a substitute for coriander (also called cilantro), but it has a much stronger taste.


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About Eryngium foetidum

Eryngium foetidum is a tropical perennial and annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Its scientific Latin name literally translates as foul-smelling thistle.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Culantro,fitweed,spiritweed
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 18 feet (15to46cm).
Flower Colour Creamy white
Bloom Time All season
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Deadhead to prolong flowering.Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.plant will die with the first frost

Eryngium foetidum care

The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking. Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 75 to 80 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Eryngium foetidum special feature

Food (Herb & Spice: In Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and India, the leaves are used fresh as a culinary herb which has a similar, but stronger flavor than Coriander (Coriandrum sativum).The leaves are used to season meat and other foods in Caribbean, Latin American and Asian cuisines. It is often added to chutneys, a sauce containing fruits or vegetables that is eaten with other dishes.

Eryngium foetidum uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Plant is used for treatment of diseases for hundreds of years
  • It has expectorant, analgesic, sedative, diaphoretic properties
  • It is external application cures skin diseases and gives relief in burns, itching, pain etc
  • As per Ayurveda, this plant is hot is potency and balances tridosha

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Eryngium foetidum ?

Eryngium foetidum is commonly known as Culantro,fitweed,spiritweed

How tall do Eryngium foetidum grow?

On average Eryngium foetidum grows 6 to 18 feet (15to46cm).

What color are Eryngium foetidum ?

A Eryngium foetidum plant bears flowers of color Creamy white

When Eryngium foetidum blooms?

With enough light, Eryngium foetidum may produce Creamy white flowers in All season

How hard is Eryngium foetidum to grow?

A Eryngium foetidum is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Eryngium foetidum need?

A Eryngium foetidum prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Eryngium foetidum need?

A Eryngium foetidum prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Eryngium foetidum need?

A Eryngium foetidum prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Eryngium foetidum like?

A Eryngium foetidum prefers 75 to 80 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Eryngium foetidum ?

To encourage Eryngium foetidum growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


Sunday, 22 September 2019

Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more


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