Althaea officinalis Seeds - Marshmallow

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Althaea officinalis, commonly referred to as marshmallow, is a herbaceous plant in the mallow family of Malvaceae. Marshmallow is grown for its use in herbalism and as an ornamental plant. Althaea officinalis has been used traditionally to help relieve the irritation of mucous membranes and to help treat ulcers. The plant can be smoked or brewed into tea. The young leaves and flower buds can be cooked or pickled, the roots can be sweetened and turned into candy, and the plant can even be processed and used as an egg white substitute. 

Althaea officinalis seeds require a brief period of cold stratification to germinate reliably. Place the seeds in a ziplock bag containing a small amount of moist, but not soaking wet sand or vermiculite. Make sure the seeds are distributed through the moist sand/vermiculite and place the seeds in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After this cold stratification, plant the seeds 1/8th inch deep in a well draining potting soil. Keep the seeds moist, but not soaking wet between 65°F to 75°F for best results. Seeds typically take 1 week to 3 months to germinate, even with optimal conditions, seeds may have slow and sporadic germination.


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