'Gotu kola' is a plant in the Centella genus with a scientific name of Centella asiatica.
Highly prized for its medicinal qualities.It has an Evergreen lifecycle, which is defined as a plant that keeps its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a ground covering habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer.
Gotu kola needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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Gotu kolas native environment is a swamp, it likes warm temperatures, lots of water, a reasonable amount of nutrients and dappled sun to full shade. It will quickly wilt and yellow if left to dry out, or the sun is too harsh, but very often they will recover if quickly drenched with water and a weak seaweed solution, for the next week or two.
Keep roots saturated until established.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Gotu kola so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Gotu kola so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Gotu kola plants:
In the right conditions Gotu kola can be a quick spreading ground cover and somewhat difficult to eradicate if uncontrolled or not harvested regularly. It spreads by rhizomes.
Centella=Greek- little prickle,referring to features on the type plant. Named by Linneaus.
Swamp pennywort, Asiatic pennywort, Luei gong gen, Takip-kohol, Antanan, Pegagan, Arthritis plant
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.