'Epazote' is a plant in the Chenopodium genus with a scientific name of Chenopodium ambrosioides.
Used as a leaf vegetable in many traditional Mexican dishes.
It also claims to combat flatulence, stomach ache and menstrual crams.
May be considered invasive in some areas.Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green colour. A type of herb, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Epazote is known for growing with a forb habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer, followed by first harvests in late autumn.
Mexico is believed to be where Epazote originates from.
Epazote is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Self-sows freely, if you do not want it to self-sow, dead-head the flowers diligently.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Epazote so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Epazote so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Epazote plants:
Epazote is the Spanish variant of the original Nahuatl word “Epazotl”
Mexican tea, Wormseed, Jesuit'ss tea, Herba sancti mariæ, paico
Chenopodium ambrosioides var. ambrosioides
23 Mar 2012
Seeds sprouted like crazy. Very easy to reproduce, just throw teh seeds in a container and water.