Native to Central America, Nicaragua and Mexico, Lippia dulcis is well grown in mild and damp climate and under full sun exposure. This 30 cm height grown plant isn`t evergreen, which means, it may lose its 5 cm sized leaves some months during the year. However, during spring time, small beautiful white conical spikes flowers appear. When grown, Lippia (Phyla) dulcis has a shrub-like development. For better performance, fertilize the soil by the end of the winter and water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks. The pleasant sweetness rising from this special plant`s leaves comes from 4 main ingredients: ascorbic acid, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and hernandulcin. That is a natural sweetener for sugar and its substitutes in foods and beverages. Habit: Trailing
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The Aztecs used this plant as a sugar plant for their cooking and to ease coughs, colds, bronchitis & asthma.
|USDA Hardiness Zone||9|
|Plant Height||30 CM|
|Planting Time||All year|
|Light Exposure||Full Sun|
|Growing Temp (°C)||16 (Night), 20 (day)|
|Propagation Units||Rooted Cuttings, Unrooted Cuttings.|
|Available As||Organic, Conventional.|
|Sales Area||EU, North America – URC Only.|
|Quantity Per Bag||100|
|Recommended Pot Sizes (for retailers)||Weeks||Product Status|
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