days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every 4-12 feet
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: mealy bugs
harvest notes: can be kept small if preferred
Moujean Tea also known as pineapple verbena or Bahama berry is a low growing bushy shrub indigenous to the Bahamas and very well suited to our subtropical growing climate. It loves humidity and heat! The plant is covered in tiny shiny leaves with a rough texture that emits a delicious aroma when crushed. It has been compared to vanilla, honey, pineapple, and citrus. The leaves and flowers are used to make a tasty, sweet herbal tea. Be warned that Moujean Tea does not tolerate drying out. In fact, once of it’s nick names is “I dry, I die”. Additionally, it can become a leggy if grown in partial shade, and it can become a giant if not harvested regularly (like the one in the photo with farmer French for scale). If pruned the plant can become a very nice, compact plant.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here.
When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.
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