Aztec sugar herb

Lippia dulcis

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Aztec Sugar Grass - Lippia dulcis Plant

Aztec Sugar Grass - Lippia dulcis Plant

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Lippia dulcis, or Aztec sugar herb, is an aromatic plant with a captivating scent and sweet taste, rediscovered by the sorcerer LEGBA during his travels through time. This plant perpetuates the heritage of ancient civilizations, offering a natural sweetener from its small green leaves. Perfect for aromatic gardens or as a border plant, Lippia dulcis invites you on a taste and historical journey, evoking the lush gardens of the Aztec era.

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Plant available from April to the end of October

Detailed Description and Benefits

Lippia dulcis is not only famous for its sweet taste
exceptional; it is also appreciated for its captivating fragrance and
its small yellow flowers which attract pollinators. This plant
perennial, which thrives under the sun and in well-drained soils, is
a wonderful addition to any culinary or herb garden, providing a
natural alternative to traditional sweeteners without claiming
specific therapeutic benefits.

How to cultivate it? Growing guide

Adapted to warm climates, Lippia dulcis requires exposure
sunny and well-drained soil to flourish. It is ideal for
path edges, rock gardens or as ground cover in
sunny spaces. Although light-intensive, it requires
little maintenance once established, content with moderate watering.

Did you know? (Discover exciting stories!)

The history of Lippia dulcis dates back to the times of the Aztecs, who
used this plant for its sweetening properties. LEGBA unveils
the secrets of this sugar herb, once used in rituals
and as medicine, highlighting its cultural and historical importance
beyond its culinary use.

FAQs

  • Q: Can Lippia dulcis grow in temperate climates?
    A: With proper care, such as protection from frost, it can adapt to more temperate climates.
  • Q: How to use Lippia dulcis in cooking?
    A: Its leaves can be used fresh or dried to naturally sweeten teas, infusions and desserts.
  • Q: Does sugargrass require any special care?
    A: It is relatively easy to grow, mainly requiring good solar exposure and well-drained soil.
  • Q: How long does it take for Lippia dulcis to start flowering?
    A: It can start to flower from the first year under the right climatic and care conditions.
  • Q: Where does LEGBA find Lippia dulcis plants?
    A: LEGBA carefully selects each plant for its quality and authenticity, ensuring that they are worthy of passing on the Aztec heritage.
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