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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 8-11
SIZE: 6"H x 6"S
BLOOM: White, Summer - Fall

Availability: In Stock

Description Briscoe's Tips

Brahmi Plants

Bacopa Monnieri

This herb plant is prized for its medicinal properties. Used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, Brahmi, isused to cure epilepsy and as an anti-aging cure all. It has been proven in contemporary medical studies as an effective treatment for improving memory, anxiety, stomach ailments and as a general tonic to fight stress. It's flavonoid and alkaloid chemical content make it a valuable medicinal herb.

Brahmi plants practically grow themselves. Thriving under substandard conditions, the brahmi herb prefers consistently moist to wet soil and can even grow in water gardens. Try planting in a marshy area such as by a pond or river embankment. This creeping herb makes a great ground cover and blooms continuously from Spring to late Fall. Make sure to prune back every other year as Brahmi plants can be somewhat invasive if not kept in check.

If you plan to use the Bacopa Monnieri plant medically, be aware that there may be some side effects. Bacopa may also interact adversely with other medication, so make sure to consult your doctor before using.

Zones: 8 - 11

Size: 6"H x 6"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: White, Summer - Fall

Uses: An effective treatment for improving memory, anxiety, stomach ailments and as a general tonic to fight stress.

Tips: This herbaceous ground cover prefers consistently moist soil. Try planting in your water garden or in an aquarium!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Very happy! July 2, 2018
Reviewer: Deepa Cholayil from Morrisville , NC United States  
The plant reached me in perfect condition and is growing well. I replanted as soon as received.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Arrived Healthy & Is Doing Well! May 8, 2017
Reviewer: Ayralynne Coviello from Brooksville, FL United States  
This is my third time ordering from The Growers Exchange and I have never been disappointed! This little Brahmi arrived healthy and I planted him in a pot with no drainage and he is doing very well! The plant appears to love Florida's hot and humid weather and I couldn't be happier! I can tell it definitely will outgrow this pot soon, so heed the warning about keeping in check if planted outside of a pot.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
awesome plant! October 4, 2016
Reviewer: daniel briere from north scituate, RI United States  
Almost succulent leaves, and loves water and sun! My plant tripled in size over the past weeks with repotting, I gave it a wider shorter pot, and it seems to love to spread! Arrived in superior condition, with small flower buds that opened for me immediately after potting it up and placing in sun. Very satisfied! Danny from RI

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Good, but watch out northerners August 31, 2016
Reviewer: Alex Tupa from Champlin, MN United States  
I bought a brahmi clipping last winter and started it indoors, it took a bit to get set in but it grew fast once it was rooted, even without a grow light. Once spring rolled around I put the plant outside and moved it into a bigger pot, it exploded over the summer from a single small clipping that got a bit sickly to overflowing around the edges of the foot wide pot. Unfortunately, I didn't bring it in quick enough and it got a chilly night (around 40 degrees) and that spelled its doom. Bringing it indoors, all the foliage slowly died and the last remnants of the plant died off after a month or so.

It may have been some kind of fungus or disease too, but the chill definitely knocked it down. I'll probably be ordering more to grow this summer and moving to a hydro set up during winter.

Beware the chills! -A Minnesotan grower

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  6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Easy Keeper June 13, 2014
Reviewer: Pamela Hall from Lloyd, FL United States  
I was a little uncertain of how my little Brahmi plant would survive Florida. I followed the recommendations given under "Briscoe's Tips" and set the plant in the lowest section of a small fountain I have. It is well out of the constant sun and loves the watery location. I have been checking on it several times a week just to make sure it is happy. As I have had the plant for a few months now, I can safely say it is healthy and thriving.

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