The leaves are palmately compound with 3–5 leaflets, which may be entire, toothed, or lobed, depending on the species.
Sow in early spring after the last frost. The seeds should be planted about 5mm to 20mm deep and approximately 5cm apart. Protect seedlings from frost in the first year.
Ginseng grows in loamy, clay or sandy soil.
Ginseng has been used for improving overall health. It has also been used to strengthen the immune system and help fight off stress and disease.
Panax ginseng is also used to make soaps, cosmetics, and as a flavouring in beverages.
Propagated from seed. You can't create a new plant from cuttings or root division.
Evergreen – Never Sheds All of Its Foliage.
Half Sun – Prefers 3 To 6 Hours of Sunlight a Day.
Shade – Prefers Low Light Levels.
Frost Hardy – Can Handle frost without damage.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Low Maintenance – Requires little maintenance.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
The fruit is a drupe.
The flower is a solitary umbel with both bisexual and male flowers.
Ginseng is a perennial herb with a sturdy taproot system. The plant generally dies back in autumn and emerges again in the spring. The leaves are palmately compound with 3–5 leaflets, which may be entire, toothed, or lobed, depending on the species. The flower is a solitary umbel with both bisexual and male flowers and, the fruit is a drupe.
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Requires moderate maintenance.