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Toothache Plant
Scientific Name: Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray
Synonym: Bidens acmella, Bidens ocymifolia, Pyrethrum acmella, Spilanthes ocymifolia, Verbesina acmella, Blainvillea acmella
Family: Asteraceae
Toothache Plant (Spilanthes  acmella) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: Perennial in 10-12

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: African and South American tropics

Growth Habits: Perennial, often grown as annual

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Stem cuttings

The plant has been used as a local anesthetic for gums and teeth. It has also many other properties as anti septic.

Cultural Practices:
Sow the seeds at 70F (21C), they will germinate in around 2 weeks.

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