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Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
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Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Centella asiatica, Glyceria triflora, Hydrocotyle asiatica


Gotu Kola is an important medicinal herb that is widely used in India, even considered a "herb of longevity" many parts of Asia. 1-2 fresh leaves every are said to reduce stress and improve cerebral metabolism without sedating effects. Centella
asiatica is chiefly valued as a revitalizing herb that strengthens nervous function and memory. In India it is a common saying that elephants, who are very fond of Gotu Kola, gain their good memory from eating it. Centella asiatica is also used in India to promote meditation. The leaves taste pleasantly spicy. Gotu Kola grows as a creeping plant in humid forests. Kept in pots it forms long overhanging branches. Other names for Centella asiatica are Indian or Asian marsh pennywort, tiger grass, Brahmi, Fo-Ti-Tieng or Gotu Kola.

Package with approx. 20 Gotu Kola seeds

Growing instructions

Sprinkle seeds on the substrate and press down, possibly sieving a little bit of soil onto them, ands keep warm. The perennial plant is conditioned frost hardy, but is sensitive to wet cold in winter. If cultured in pots, keep cool and relatively dry to overwinter the plant. Loves sunny locations and plenty of nitrogen (fertilizer).

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
10–20 cm
Flower colour:
Flowering period :
August, July
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Winter hardy up to:
5 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March, May
Sowing depth:
5 cm, Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
20 – 25 °C
Germination time in days:
5 – 10
Planting distance approx.:
10 x 10 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Tigergras, Wassernabel
English names:
marsh pennywort, tiger grass


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