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Paracress Seeds | Acmella Oleracea

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The Paracress plants are not so common, so you might face difficulties while sourcing seeds. By the way, you are getting the seeds very easily from Garden Paradise Seeds, you will receive healthy 50 seeds. It grows best in warm climates and thrives in warmer weather. They are frost-sensitive. So plan for growing paracress during the summer months. Seeds of the paracress plant are easily grown. After sowing, do not cover the seeds with soil, as direct sunlight is necessary for their germination. Seeds will germinate and grow just fine if they are strewn over the ground. Thin the seedlings to about 25 cm apart.


You have to care a little as the paracress plants are very strong and hardy plants. They don’t require much care. It is essential that the soil contains high levels of organic matter. The soil needs no additional fertilizer if it has been prepared with lots of organic content. Mulch the plants so you don't overwater them. Mulch will help to retain moisture in the soil and also help to get rid of weeds from your garden. Diseases and insects do not affect the paracress. It won't take you long to figure this out. The plants can be harvested once they have reached a certain size.


As an herb paracress has a lot of health benefits. About 20 centimeters tall, the annual herb is native to Brazil. The vitamin-rich leaves are used in salads. Brazil considers paracress one of its healing plants, which is why it is chewed to relieve toothache. In fact, it creates a numbing sensation, hence the name toothache herb. The sap is also used for insect bites. Indoor seedlings can be grown all year round, but outdoor seedlings can only be grown in May. Consequently, it's no big deal for you to grow paracress.

Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.


  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 9-11
  • Bloom Season: May-October
  • Bloom Color: Yellow Red
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Moist, well-drained
  • Kingdom: Plantae 
  • (unranked): Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids 
  • Order: Asterales 
  • Family: Asteraceae 
  • Genus: Acmella 
  • Species: A. oleracea


  • Ireland & Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 4 p.m. will be delivered the next day, otherwise usually 2 Working days.
  • Rest of the World : 3-11 Working Days

Garden Paradise Seeds is highly committed to our customers, we stand behind our products and customers. Our ultimate goal is to satisfy each and every customer, from the moment you purchase our products throughout its lifetime.


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