Also know as Indian pennywort, this low growing tender perennial herb, is used to treat range of infections. It is a powerful Ayurvedic herb and should not be used for more than two weeks at a time.
- Unusual herb to grow
- Low growing
- Spreads easily
- Can be grown indoors during winter
Got kola is also used as a culinary herb and has a unique flavour and as such is said to freshen the mind, promote longevity and increase memory and concentration. It makes an excellent pot plant which means it can be moved somewhere warmer for the winter months.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: July-November
Naturally gotu kola likes a position with a decent amount of shade and plenty of water. It is a spreading creeping herb and tender in the UK so will need warmth in the winter, it won't survive outside in a cold greenhouse, but does well on a light windowsill inside. Once all the frosts have one it can be moved outside and will grow quickly during the warmer months and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. If you end up with a large plant at the end of the summer, a smaller part can be split off and planted up to bring inside to carry on over winter.
A traditional Ayurvedic herb it is traditionally renowned for improving the intellect, relaxing the nervous system and a specific herb for healing wounds and scars. It makes a cooling addition to salads that accompany rich, spicy curries. The fresh leaf is picked and infused in cold water as a hot infusion can destroy its medicinal properties. The cooling leaves are also juiced and added to summer drinks.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.