Spilanthes is the botanical name for the Eyeball Plant and the Toothache Plant
Spilanthes Germination Information

Spilanthes Seed Germination How to Sow Spilanthes:

  • Best sown indoors at 68° with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors in the spring, after all danger of frost is past
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Spilanthes:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 18 inches apart in full sun to part shade

Soil: Site in any normal, loamy, moist, well-drained soil

Additional Care: Pinch plants to promote better branching

Appearance and Use:

A useful plant for edging, baskets, and containers, the flowers of which are cut for use both fresh and dried. It is a mounded, semi-trailing plant that grows 12-15 inches tall by 24 inches wide. In early to late summer the 1 inch, olive-shaped, yellow with burgundy centered flowers appear. The leaves are glossy and bronzy green. The Australian Aborigines use the leaves to fight toothaches


About Spilanthes:
Pronunciation:  spi-lan’thez ol-er-a’se-å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae, native to tropical regions
Common Name: Eyeball Plant, Toothache Plant