Java Tea (Orthosiphon stamineus)
Java Tea (Orthosiphon stamineus)
Java Tea (Orthosiphon stamineus)

Java Tea (Orthosiphon stamineus)

Regular price $14.95 Sale price $12.95

Java Tea, also aptly known as Cat's Whiskers because of it's awesome show-stopping flowers, is a perennial medicinal herb native to Asia.  Java Tea is a rare, beautiful evergreen shrub that is full of large unique blooms throughout summer and fall. 

Java Tea is well-researched for it's many medicinal uses with rapidly growing commercial interest.  It is a close relative of basil and the leaves are widely used in southeast Asia for urinary, kidney, and bladder issues.  Java Tea may have anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertensive, antioxidant, diuretic, antimicrobial, anti-cancer, and analgesic properties.  You can use Java Tea fresh, dried, or powdered. 

Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

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, Shrub

Harvest Season: Leaves are the only part used and can be harvested year-round. 

Bloom: Late summer though Fall

Mature Size: 25 in.

Soil & Moisture: Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+

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.