Shado Beni/Culantro

Eryngium foetidum

An indispensable signature culinary and medicinal herb in the Caribbean Islands, with a taste much like cilantro but with a fruity sweetness of its own. Those familiar with Jamaican, Belizean or Puerto Rican cuisine know this herb well!

Water: A tropical plant, so appreciates water, but can handle some dry periods

Hardiness: Frost Tender

Habit: Tropical, perennial herb, treated as an annual in temperate climates

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil: Fertile, well-draining soil

Origin: Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America

Shado Beni/Culantro