Lepidium Meyenii, Maca - Plant

Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family.
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About Lepidium Meyenii

Cape gooseberry is a perennial, somewhat vining plant usually reaching 2-3 ft. in height. Under good conditions it can reach 6 ft, but will need support. The purplish, spreading branches are ribbed and covered with fine hairs.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Lepidium Meyenii, Maca,Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry
Maximum Reachable Height 10 m
Flower Colour purplish-green
Bloom Time January-February.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
  • Lepidium Meyenii care

    An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 28 to 55 °F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Lepidium Meyenii special feature

    It has a strange property, since, as they grow with this root,

    Lepidium Meyenii uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru
    • It was found at the Meseta of BomBom close to Junin Lake in the Andes
    • It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl (a fused hypocotyl and taproot), which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to use maca plant?

    Maca dried hypocotyls are used for making hair products, Juices, cocktails, porridges and jams.

    What is maca plant?

    Maca is herbaceous, perennial plant, growing 12 to 20 cm. Its has succulent roots and short and decumbent stems. Its leaves are rosulate, pinnatipartite.

    How to grow maca plant?

    Maca plant is propagated by seeds. Plant is grown by seeds and limb cuttings. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    When to plant maca?

    September- October is best time to plant Maca plant.

    Is maca a hybrid plant?

    No, Maca is not hybrid plant.

    Can you eat the maca plant?

    Yes, Maca plant is used for various culinary purpose.

    How to plant maca?

    To plant Maca plant consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).


    Saturday, 01 February 2020

    perfect gift for your office and home.

    Raksha Raji

    Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!


    Monday, 25 November 2019

    Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

    N Srinivasa Raju

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

    pranjal Shah

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.

    Sangeeta Chaudhry

    Tuesday, 22 October 2019

    Young ones adapt better


    Sunday, 20 October 2019

    i was satisfied .good packing ,but the leaf was damaged.so i gived 4 stars

    Dilip Dhariwal

    Sunday, 20 October 2019

    Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

    Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

    Monday, 14 October 2019

    Wow plant in excellent shape.

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    Thursday, 10 October 2019

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    Vj singh

    Monday, 07 October 2019

    This plant is exactly what I wanted.

    Ravi Kavi

    Thursday, 03 October 2019

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

    Joshi Prisy

    Tuesday, 26 June 2018

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient


    Sunday, 24 June 2018

    Amazed to see this plant.


    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

    Gift for my father and he loved it


    Friday, 15 June 2018

    Attractive plants for pot culture

    Saurabh Singh

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Awesome packing for live plant.?

    Gaurav Narwania

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    swathi T Raj

    Monday, 04 June 2018

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?


    Friday, 01 June 2018

    Is the item durable?

    Sona John

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    Very nice plant ...n very neatly packed

    Pemba dolma

    Wednesday, 30 May 2018

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

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    Monday, 28 May 2018

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

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    Wednesday, 23 May 2018

    Attractive plants for pot culture

    Rasika Srivastava

    Sunday, 20 May 2018

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

    Bibha Singh

    Saturday, 19 May 2018

    Is it a live plant?

    Avjit singh

    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    perfect gift for your office and home.

    Shakeer Kalliyadath

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018

    Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

    Syed Farhan Rahman

    Sunday, 06 May 2018

    Thank you very much. Love your company and site.

    Krishna Kumar

    Friday, 04 May 2018

    Can be kept in semi shade areas

    Kamal Knotbreaker

    Thursday, 30 November 2017

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

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    Monday, 09 October 2017

    Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!


    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

    I have got a healthy plant with great packageing.Thanks to nurserylive to give me a great satisfaction.

    Shalem Raj

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    Very small but looking cute

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    Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    ?Is it real plant or artificial ???

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    Saturday, 29 July 2017

    Gud quality n healthy plants sent. Excellent packing to ensure plant safety

    Gaurav Narwania

    Thursday, 13 July 2017

    My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.

    Kiran Yadav

    Thursday, 13 July 2017

    Good growth and 90% germination

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    Saturday, 10 June 2017

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    Monday, 05 June 2017

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    Thursday, 27 April 2017

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    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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    Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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    Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Is this plant low maintenance.

    Sarthak Markam

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    Joshi Prisy

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    Can be kept in semi shade areas

    Sriram Sena

    Sunday, 08 January 2017

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Joshi Prisy

    Sunday, 01 January 2017

    This plant can be planted in a simple pot.

    Renuka Varudhu

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