East Point GA United States 30344


Spilanthes acmella


This is one of those herbs that you don't know you need until you NEED it. 


Spilanthes is known as "Toothache Plant" for a reason: chewing on its flowers and leaves leaves gently numb your tongue, mouth and throat giving much needed relief when it is most needed. Only growing about 1' tall and sprawling to about 24" wide, Spilanthes also grows well and quickly fills out a large pot with beautiful bronze leaves and unusual petal-less flowers. 


Perennial in zones 9-10, the rest of us need to either bring it in for the winter or save seeds (which it produces in plenty) to start again for the spring. It does make a delightful houseplant! 


Sun exposure: Full sun (best), part sun

Zone: 9-10 (bring indoors in areas that frost)

Size: up to 1' tall and 2' wide

Bloom time: summer



  • Culinary
  • Medicinal
  • Containers
  • Borders and edging
  • Indoors
  • Propagation: open-pollinated (save seeds!)

'Toothache Plant' Spilanthes

  • Every plant that leaves my posession will be healthy and ready to grow for you. If you have a problem with the plant within 30 days, please contact me as soon as you notice so that I can help correct the problem, replace the plant, or offer a refund. 


    Aside from the above, there will be NO refunds or exchanges available due to the nature of a living product.


    If you have any concerns, please contact me so that they can be addressed. I do my best to work with every customer to be sure they are completely satisfied.