Toothache Plant Seeds - Eyeball Plant Herb Seed

Toothache Plant Seeds

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Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 11

Height: 18 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Yellow w/ red

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Prefers moist, but well-drained soils

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover seed, but press firmly in to soil

Sowing Rate: 8 - 10 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 15 inches

Toothache Plant (Spilanthes Oleracea) - Start Toothache Plant seeds and grow this helpful and attractive plant in the herb garden! Toothache Plant is a tender perennial that is commonly used to treat toothaches along with other mouth, throat, and gum conditions. The leaves and flowers can be chewed to have a mildly anesthetizing effect. This medicinal herb also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and it enhances the immune system. The leaves are often eaten raw and taste good in salads.

The Toothache Plant has reddish-green foliage and tight, compact little pompom flowers that have no petals. The flowers are yellow with a red center, and they resemble an eyeball, so the herb plant is also commonly referred to as Eyeball Plant and Para Cress.

How To Grow Toothache Plant From Herb Seeds: In areas of frost, grow Toothache Plant seeds as annuals. It prefers full sun or partial shade. Start the herb seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Transplant the young plants outside into a prepared site that has had organic compost worked in. Wait until frost danger has passed to plant outside. Once the young Para Cress plants have several sets of mature leaves, pinch back the stems to encourage a more bushy and compact growth.