Facts & Grow Tips For Echinacea purpurea

Posted by Star on May 9th 2021

Star-Botanicals favors Echinacea purpurea, and always has live plants of this variety, even in the fall, and winter. We want to make sure our customers have success when it comes to taking care of their newly purchased live Echinacea plants, so below are some basic guidelines to help you keep your plants happy, healthy, and vigorous. See peer reviewed journals for more incredible facts related to the pharmacological potential of this plant and others { such as scholar.google.com; jstor.org, etc }

Echinacea purpurea Growing Tips



~ Place your plants in a spot that gets shade, and some direct sun ( and not "nothing but full sun" )

~ Only water them when it's absolutely necessary.

~ Echinacea purpurea is drought tolerant for the most part.

~ Mix 5-10% sand with extremely rich, fluffy, and water retaining yet well drained organic soil.

~ They prefer pots that are deeper, not wider. The deeper the roots can grow, the taller the stalks will shoot up towards the sky.

Cool facts about Echinacea purpurea:

~ It produces phytochemicals which interact with the human endocannabinoid system and act as an immunomodulator

~ One plant can produce ounces of seeds, if not over a quarter of a pound.

~ One plant can produce multiple flower heads.

~ All parts of the plant is used in herbalism, including the seeds!

~ Echinacea synergizes well with Cannabis!

~ It's perennial, so it comes back every single year!

~ It's believed to have higher phytochemical concentrations on the second year of its life, and so on. This doesn't end. You can allow it to grow for many years longer if you wish.

Citations:

Melchart, D., Linde, K., Worku, F., Sarkady, L., Holzmann, M., Jurcic, K., & Wagner, H. (1995). Results of five randomized studies on the immunomodulatory activity of preparations of Echinacea. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 1(2), 145-160.

Chicca, A., Raduner, S., Pellati, F., Strompen, T., Altmann, K. H., Schoop, R., & Gertsch, J. (2009). Synergistic immunomopharmacological effects of N-alkylamides in Echinacea purpurea herbal extracts. International immunopharmacology, 9(7-8), 850-858.

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