Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

Regular price $10.95
21 in stock

Live Gotu Kola Herb Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Gotu Kola is a creeping, mounding perennial herb that grows beautifully as a groundcover or as a hanging plant. Other common names are Indian Pennywort or Spadeleaf and it is native to wetland areas of China, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. 

Gotu Kola grows wild in wetland areas and is considered a tropical plant despite hardiness to Zone 7.  It loves moist, fertile soil and is suitable for water gardens.

Gotu Kola contains many active biological compounds and is popular in herbal medicine and dietary supplements.  Extracts of Gotu Kola are purportedly used to aid in wound healing, lower high blood pressure, and improve cognitive function (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). 

Gotu Kola is considered an adaptogenic herb.  Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that's in charge of managing your body's hormonal response to stress (Be Well). 

    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.

    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!

    Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
    Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

    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, Groundcover 

    Mature Size: 3-10 in long and wide

    Soil & Moisture: Loves water! Gotu Kola thrives in wet or poorly drained sandy, clay, or muddy soil conditions. 

    Exposure: Sun, Part Shade, Light Shade, Deep Shade

    Zones

    Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 7-11

    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.

    Gotu Kola as a Nootropic

    Neurogenesis. Gotu kola stimulates the growth of brain cells. It encourages dendrite branching which boosts brain plasticity and communication between neurons.

    Neuroprotection. Gotu kola protects your brain from toxins and oxidative stress. Studies show it helps protect against heavy metals and food additives which cause brain fog, mood swings and migraines. And it reduces oxidative stress by reducing free radicalsin brain cells.

    Neurotransmitters. Gotu kola helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. Enhancing mood, cognition, memory and learning. And preventing degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

    (from nootropicsexpert.com)


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