Red Spilanthes

Acmella oleracea

These flowers sport a characteristic bright crimson “fisheye” at the apex. An ancient, distinctively beautiful, and highly entertaining plant, chewing the flowers will numb and make your mouth tingle! Traditionally used as stimulant, tonic, dentifrice, for earache and gum disease. Also called “toothache plant” or “electric/buzz buttons.”

Water: Plenty of water

Hardiness: Frost Tender


Habit: 12’ tall mounding annual

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Rich soil

Origin: Brazil

Red Spilanthes