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Autumn Mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis)
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Autumn Mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis)

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A native of southern Europe, the autumn mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis) is a perennial herb with thick tuberous roots. In ancient Egypt, it was very popular as a beer additive, while in Medieval Europe many magical properties were connected to the
mandrake, especially its root. If the root form resembled a human being, complete with arms, legs and head, it was considered a death sentence to pull it out of the ground. However, those who possessed such a mandrake root and cared for it could expect great wealth and success according to popular belief.
Both species, Mandragora officinarum and the present autumn mandrake, Mandragora autumnalis, can be grown from seed and planted out in the open land in temperate climates. You'll find Common mandrake seeds here.

The plant is very poisonous and should not be planted in gardens where toddlers play!

approx. 10 autumn mandrake seeds per package
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Solanaceae
Plant height approx.:
–25 – 35 cm
Flowering time:
SeptemberOctoberNovember
Flower colour:
GreenPinkWhite
Root system :
Deep roots
Lifecycle :
Perennial
sunlight:
Partially shadyfull sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryMarch
Sowing depth:
1 cm5 cm
Best germination temperature :
18 – 20 °C20 – 24 °CNeeds cold for germination
Germination time in days:
21 – 84
Planting distance:
40 x 40 cm
Specialties:
Needs cold for germinationPoisonous plant
Perennial plant with fleshy roots, grows approximately 35 cm high.
Sowing: Preculture. Needs cold to germinate, otherwise easy to handle. Avoid full sunlight.
Cold germination: sow outdoors at the beginning of spring or in autumn. Alternatively you can use artificial stratification, as follows. Mix the seeds with moist sand in a plastic bag. Keep the bag warm and moist (approx. +20°C) for the first 2-4 weeks and then place it in the refrigerator and keep it at a temperature of +5°C for 5-6 weeks. Then remove the plastic bag from the refrigerator and remove the seed and sand mix from the bag. Keep the sand mix at room temperature and check the seeds regularly to see when they germinate. Prick the seedlings into pots and plant them out after the last frosts in mid-May.
Other names
Botanical name:
atropa mandragoram. officinalismandragora autumnalis
German names:
alraunwurzeldollwurzerdmännchenerdweibchengalgenmännchenhenkerswurzelmenschenwurzelsatansapfelspringwurzwurzelknechtzauberwurzel
English names:
autumn mandrakemandrakemediterranean mandrake
French names:
mandragoremandragore officinale
Italian names:
mandragolamandragola autunnale
Details
Item number
MAN01
Brand
Magic Garden Seeds
Group:
Seeds
seed multiplication:
Conventional
Seed quantity:
10 Pcs.

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by Alexander on 1/10/07

very good, easy to grow plant.

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