Ilex paraguariensis PARAGUAYAN TEA or YERBA MATE (plant)

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PARAGUAYAN TEA - YERBA MATE plant

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Ilex paraguariensis, also called yerba mate, is a small tree in the Aquifoliaceae family.
It comes from Paraguay and Argentina.
Its flowers are white, non-odorous.
Its leaves are thick and long.

South American tribes were the first to cultivate Ilex paraguariensis.
Yerba mate plants are threatened with extinction due to deforestation.

Its leaves contain 0.3 to 1.9% caffeine.
Consumed as a herbal tea, mate leaves have many medicinal benefits.

The first uses were by chewing the leaves directly on the tree, then came the manufacture of yerba mate, Argentine tea.

Yerba mate plant 10 to 20 cm high, delivered in a plug with a good roots.
As soon as you receive the plant, plant it well in a 2 liter pot, use an acidic substrate based on heather soil or peat.
Remember to drain the bottom of your pot when planting.
Water your crop thoroughly and place it in a warm, humid place.

Mate is a plant that grows relatively quickly in good conditions.

  • Indoor plant native to Argentina and Paraguay.
  • The leaves contain caffeine.
  • Has many medicinal benefits.

Also available in the form of a sowing packet.

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2021-01-08

AlKhedr

I needed a Yerba Mate plant‏ in the spring

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Ilex paraguariensis PARAGUAYAN TEA or YERBA MATE (plant)

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PARAGUAYAN TEA - YERBA MATE plant

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