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Ruellia Tuberosa - 25 Seeds - Fever Root / Popping Pod

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Ruellia Tuberosa - Fever Root  / Popping Pod

25 Seeds

Native to Central America and naturalised across tropical South Asia, this biennial can reach up to 30cm tall with lance shaped leaves and attractive purple flowers.

Blooms appear during spring and summer months, producing many blue-purple flowers with five petals and a darker inner throat. When dry, the seed pods pop loudly as they come into contact with water.

Traditionally used to treat a variety of intestinal illnesses. Please see a GP before using in a medicinal context.

Frost tender, keep above 10°C at all times.