3 months to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Centella asiatica is known commonly by the name pennywort, it is an aquatic plant, with a spreading habit, naturally found growing in swamps and wetlands. It is used as leafy green vegetable or medicinal herb. It is important to use plants from a safe water source as pennywort will absorb pollutants from the environment, acting to clean the surroundings.
Common problems with Pennywort
Generally problem free
Pennywort Companion Plants
Plant with aquatic plants.
How to harvest Pennywort
The crop matures in three months, and the whole plant, including the roots, is harvested manually.
How to propagate Pennywort
Selfseeds easily. Keep the soil moist while germinating and growing.
The motherplant sends out stems called stolons that quickly root and spread.
Special features of Pennywort
Naturally growing in wetlands and swamps.
Other uses of Pennywort
In traditional medicine, it has been used in an attempt to treat varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, psoriasis, minor wounds, strangury, and to encourage lactation.
Pennywort is used raw in many dishes in Sri Lanka, the leaves and stems are eaten.