This is a perfect addition to any cat lover's home or garden. Our live catnip plant is a healthy and vibrant plant that comes ready to thrive in your care. The plant is grown in nutrient-rich soil, ensuring it has all the necessary nutrients for optimal growth. This seed-grown, easy-to-care-for plant is available in a 3.5” pot, and with proper watering and sunlight, it will grow quickly and produce fresh leaves continuously. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, making it a versatile plant for any living situation.
What tools and resources should I gather to cultivate Catnip effectively?
To thrive, Catnip requires attention to water, light, and soil. Upon receiving your plant, aim to position it in full sun to partial shade sunlight.
If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Catnip grows best in well-drained, loamy soil.
Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Catnip. Providing 12-18 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and stand up to 18-24 inches tall.
The flowering period of Catnip varies; while it typically blooms summer, it may not flower until its second year, depending on the planting time.
What is Catnip good for?
Historically, Catnip has been renowned for its calming, digestive aid, with tea, tincture crafted from its leaves, flowers to harness its medicinal properties.
Nepeta cataria, also referred to as catnip, is a member of the mint family of plants. It is well known for its capacity to make cats feel euphoric when they smell or eat it. Nepetalactone, the active component of catnip, causes a brain reaction in cats that can result in excitement, playfulness, and relaxation.
For millennia, catnip has been used as a medicine. It includes several substances that have been shown to have a variety of possible health advantages. The ability of catnip to relax and calm the nerves is among its most well-known medical advantages. It has a long history of use as an all-natural treatment for stress, insomnia, and nervousness. Additionally, the plant has antispasmodic qualities, which means it can lessen cramps and muscular spasms. Catnip may also be helpful in the treatment of infections due to its demonstrated antibacterial and antifungal qualities. Also, it can help in reducing stomach problems like gas and bloating.