Sold as 1 single small African Wormwood plant. African Wormwood (Artemisia afra) is also known as wild wormwood, African wormwood (Eng.); wilde-als (Afr.); umhlonyane (isiXhosa); mhlonyane (isiZulu); lengana (Tswana); zengana (Southern Sotho).
This soft aromatic shrub is one of the most popular medicinal plants in South Africa. It is a highly aromatic perennial shrub.
Growing African Wormwood plant
- Leave the plant in the plastic grow-bag until it becomes root-bound, then transplant into a bigger container or transplant into the garden.
- Wormwood is a tough plant, it can tolerate many different climatic types and poor soil. It is is often found on poor soil that is semi dry.
- In cooler areas it prefers full sun and in warmer areas it prefers some shade from the hot sun. In warmer areas it prefers a slightly richer soil and more water.
- It will not grow well in moist to wet soils.
- It can be successfully grown in containers.
- It needs full sun and heavy pruning in winter to encourage new lush growth in spring.
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.