Acmella Oleracea, Toothache, Akarkara - Plant
Description for Acmella Oleracea, Toothache, Akarkara
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates poor soils. Freely colonizes by root suckers to form dense thickets.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Embelia tsjeriam-cottam||Green||April||15.00 to 20.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Spilanthes toothache plant is generally propagated via seed and is suitable for cultivation in USDA zones 9-11. Toothache plant is quite easy to grow and is resistant to disease, insects and even our rabbit friends.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soi||Medium||37.7 Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer ,medium wateroing required|
Caring for Acmella Oleracea
- Spilanthes herb care is straightforward as long as over-watering is avoided and spring and summer temperatures are adequate. Spilanthes toothache plant is native to tropical climes, so it does not respond well to cold temperatures and is not tolerant of frost.
Typical uses of Acmella Oleracea
Special features: This tree or shrub has somewhat limited ornamental value. Good for hedgerows, screens, naturalized woodland areas or integrated into native plantings.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
Medicinal use: Seed is used as a vermifuge, the bark of the root in toothache and decoction of leaves as a gargle in sore-throat and in making a soothing ointment.