Electric Daisy Toothache Plant (Spilanthes acmella)
Electric Daisy Toothache Plant (Spilanthes acmella)
Electric Daisy Toothache Plant (Spilanthes acmella)
Sow Exotic

Electric Daisy Toothache Plant (Spilanthes acmella)

Regular price $12.95
Live Electric Daisy Toothache Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Acmella Oleracea, or Spilanthes Acmella, is more commonly known as the 'Electric Daisy Toothache' plant. Sometimes the flowering heads are referred to as "Buzz Buttons". This is an interesting plant that is native to South America, particularly Brazil. It belongs to the daisy family of plants, Asteraceae, where it partially gets its name. 

The plant is a short leafy exotic, with beautiful and attractive flowering buds that are gold and red. The plant thrives best in well drained, nutrient rich soil. This plant cannot tolerate frost under any conditions, so should be grown outdoors in a frost free environment or overwintered indoors.

The plant has several culinary and medicinal uses. The leaves can be eaten as part of salad, or cooked as a vegetable. The flowering heads have a really curious medicinal effect- when eaten they tingle, numb, and shock the mouth before causing excessive salivation. This medicinal action of the plant has led to the flowering head's being used in some chewing tobacco blends, as well as the creation of an extract based off the plant's primary constituent Spilanthol. This extract is often called Jambu Oil locally. This oil is often used in cooking and is described as being citrus flavored, while still providing the same strange numbing and tingling effects. The plant has been the subject of much academic research revealing it's antimicrobial, antimalarial, and diuretic benefits. 

For herbalists looking for a unique medicinal to add to their apothecary, or for home gardeners looking for a beautiful exotic ornamental, the Electric Daisy Toothache Plant is a must have!

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Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Flowering & Harvest Season: Year-round with heaving flowering Summer though Fall

Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+ with frost protection

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

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