Spilanthes - Toothache Cress

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Spilanthes acmella

Multicolored pompom flower heads look like living cartoons. Popularly used for an anti-viral, anti-fungal, immune enhancer which has a numbing effect in the mouth. Easy-to-grow by direct seed. Frost sensitive. Full sun. Self-seeding annual. (0.04 Gram packet)

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SKU: 227-001-1-C Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
118000 n/a n/a 90-120
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 65-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed surface 3-4″ 180
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12-18″ 14-30 Annual 2 years

Site Selection

Spilanthes (toothache cress) is a frost sensitive annual that prefers full sun and soil rich in organic matter. Provide moderate to high moisture during growing season.


Start seed indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds 3-4" apart on the soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds germinate best when soil temps are 65-80°F. Seeds will sprout in14-30 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 12-18″ apart. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. For best results, provide plants with moderate to high amounts of water.


Harvest above ground parts while plants are flowering (mid-late summer). Toothache cress is used fresh in tinctures, syrups, salves, etc.

Additional information

Weight 1 g

0.04 grams – Packet

1 review for Toothache Cress

  1. 5 out of 5


    Beautiful and strange flower that is also useful for medicine (immune stimulant, take at first sign of an illness). When you nibble on a bit of the flower, your mouth will go numb.

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