Kenyan Spilanthes

Acmella calirrhiza

Less potent in it’s analgesic effects than other “toothache plants,” this plant is used in cooking and has a history of use for gum disease, toothache, malaria, and water purification in its home land of Kenya. Makes a beautiful cascading plant over a rock wall or container or does well in a hanging basket.

Water: Moderate to Wet

Hardiness: Frost Tender but can survive winter if protected

Habit: Creeping perennial groundcover to 6" tall, has glossy leaves, succulent red stems, and yellow conehead flowers. Great for hanging baskets.

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Average to rich

Origin: Tropical East Africa

Kenyan Spilanthes