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The Acmella Oleracea is also known as the Spilanthes Toothache or Akarkara plant. The shrub is widely grown as an interior decoration of public buildings and as a houseplant. The plant hails from the Asteraceae family, the family of distinct flowering shrubs and is a native of Brazil.
The Acmella Oleracea is famously known as the Spilanthes toothache or Akarkara plant. It hails from the Asteraceae family.
It is widely cultivated for its exotic appearance and it attracts fireflies when it blooms.
The Acmella Oleracea is the native of Brazil.
Acmella Oleracea is basically a low maintenance plant that thrives well in poor soil.
The plant prefers an optimum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius.
The plant does not respond well in cooler regions and should be prevented from frost.
The Acmella Oleracea can grow up to a height of 15 to 20 feet.
The Acmella Oleracea should be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight for proper growth.
However, the plant also does well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives partial shade.
The Acmella Oleracea prefers regular and moderate watering.
The plant should be given a good soaking and it must be taken care that the whole amount of water drains out.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
Overwatering can prove injurious to the plant.
During the winter months, watering can be reduced to about once or twice in a month.
The Acmella Oleracea requires a fair amount of slow release organic fertiliser every month during spring and summer.
The Acmella Oleracea is widely grown in hedgerows, screens, naturalized woodland areas or integrated into native plantings owing to its ornamental features.
The leaves of Acmella are considered as an excellent flavouring agent for Salads.
The plant is often placed in the living room or near the terrace area for decoration.
The seed of the Acmella is used as a Vermifuge, its bark cures toothache, sore throat and also makes a good ointment.