Tilo (Justicia pectoralis)

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Tilo is a trailing or climbing perennial herb native to tropical regions of South America and the Caribbean. Tilo is cultivated for it's foliage, which are often brewed as a relaxing tea and general medicinal tonic in South America and Cuba. Tilo's dark green leaves and stems contain Coumarin, an anticoagulant. Violet-colored flowers are tiny and delicate and have a light vanilla fragrance. 

Tilo is also commonly known as Water Willow.  It thrives in moist soil conditions in partial to deep shade. It makes a very beautiful ground cover. 

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb

Harvest Season:
Year-Round

Mature Size:
Up to 3 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
Likes rich and moist soil, does well in poor and good drainage.

Light Requirements:
Part Shade, Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection ; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Tilo Plant is grown from cuttings and is capable of harvesting now and throughout growing season. 

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