Nasturtium - Live Plant

Nasturtium - Live Plant

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Our Nasturtium Live Plant is an enchanting addition to any garden or outdoor space. Known for its striking beauty and distinctive shape, this plant is sure to captivate both seasoned gardeners and beginners alike. With its lush, trailing foliage and an array of eye-catching flowers, it brings a burst of color and elegance to any landscape.

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Nasturtium?

For successful cultivation of Nasturtium, prioritize understanding its water, light, and soil needs. Nasturtium does best with full sun exposure.

Nasturtium does best in well-drained, sandy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Be mindful of Nasturtium's eventual size. It's best to allocate 8-12 inches of space between plants, considering they can expand to 6-12 inches in diameter and up to 6-12 inches tall.

Though Nasturtium commonly flowers summer to fall, there's a possibility it won't bloom until its second year, depending on when it's planted.

What are the uses of Nasturtium?

Historically, the leaves, flowers of the plant has been utilized to create culinary use, revealing the numerous benefits associated with Nasturtium.

It is available in a 3.5” pot, all set to showcase a stunning display of blossoms in a variety of hues, ranging from vibrant oranges and yellows to deep reds. It also features trailing vines that elegantly spill over containers or trail along the ground, creating a cascading effect. Its sprawling nature makes it perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes, or as a ground cover, adding dimension and visual interest to your outdoor spaces.

About Nasturtium

Nasturtium is not only a visually stunning plant but also possesses a range of botanical features and medicinal benefits. This beautiful flowering plant is known for its distinctive round leaves and vibrant, trumpet-shaped flowers that come in a variety of captivating colors.

Beyond its ornamental value, nasturtium is packed with beneficial compounds that have been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It is used in herbal remedies to support the immune system, relieve respiratory ailments, and promote healthy digestion. Its leaves act as a natural expectorant, helping to clear congested airways. This remarkable plant's botanical features and medicinal qualities make it a fascinating addition to any garden, providing not only visual delight but also potential wellness benefits.


Tab- How to Use Nasturtium

  • Tincture: Fresh nasturtium leaves and flowers are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried nasturtium leaves can be soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Vinegar infusion: Fresh Nasturtium flowers and leaves are soaked in apple cider vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a Nasturtium vinegar infusion.

Nasturtium - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nasturtium an annual or perennial plant?

Nasturtium is regarded as an annual plant. It normally begins as a seed that grows, blooms, sets seeds, and then dies off, completing its life cycle in one growing season. However, it can act like short-lived perennials in regions with mild winters. In such areas, it might self-seed or endure the winter and grow again the next year.

How much space should be needed to grow Nasturtium?

Space nasturtiums about 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) apart when planting them directly in garden beds. This spacing gives each plant ample freedom to grow fully while allowing the plants to spread out and cover the area.

To accommodate their trailing growth habit, nasturtiums should be grown in hanging baskets or pots with a minimum diameter of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm). Make sure the containers have enough holes for drainage.


What zone does Nasturtium grow in?

Nasturtium is native to USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11. They can be cultivated as perennials in these zones, which include areas with mild to warm weather, or they can self-seed and come back every year. Whereas in USDA hardiness zones 1 to 8, nasturtiums are typically grown as annuals, planting them anew each year after the last frost has passed.


When should I harvest Nasturtium?

Depending on the portions of the plant you desire to use and the goal of the harvest, Nasturtiums can be harvested at various stages.

  • Its flowers are often harvested when they are fully open and in their prime. 
  • Its leaves can be harvested at any time during the growing season. When they are young and sensitive, they are normally at their best for culinary application.  
  •  Its seeds can be harvested when the flowers have faded and the seed pods have formed. The seed pods should be allowed to develop and dry on the plant until they turn brown and start to separate.
Does Nasturtium flower or fruit?

Instead of fruits, Nasturtium predominantly produces flowers. After pollination, it produces seedpods that can be harvested when they mature and dry on the plant, and the inside can be collected for planting or culinary use.


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