Mandrake is a plant steeped in history and myth. Although care should be taken, growing mandrake can be a fun way to be a part of history. Mandrake winter care is important to consider, though, before you start growing this Mediterranean native. Learn more here.
Growing new mandrake plants is quickest from roots or offsets, but you can also start them from seed. Propagation of mandrake from seed can be a little tricky unless you know a couple of crucial tips. Click this article to learn how to propagate mandrake.
Mandragora officinarum is a real plant with a mythical past. Known more commonly as mandrake, the lore generally refers to the roots. Beginning in ancient times, stories have included magical powers, fertility, possession by the devil, and more. Click here for additional info.
Mandrake plants aren’t widely used today, although herbal mandrake is still used by some people. According to folklore, this fascinating plant was thought to have great powers, both positive and negative. What do you do with mandrake? Let’s find out here.
Few plants have such a storied history rich in folklore and superstition as the poisonous mandrake. Can you eat mandrake? Ingestion of the plant was once thought to sedate and improve sexual function. Further reading here will help understand mandrake toxicity and its effects.
Growing mandrake is a way to add history and myth to your garden. Mandrake division is one way to propagate this plant, but the roots are sensitive to disturbance, so it must be done with care. This article will help get you started with mandrake division in the garden.
If you are interested in growing mandrake, there is more than one type to consider. There are several mandrake varieties, as well as plants called mandrake that are not from the same Mandragora genus. Want to learn more? Click this article for additional information.
There is no denying that the mandrake is quite the interesting and mythical plant. With proper care, like watering, this dark (yet beautiful) plant will produce vibrant dark green foliage and elegant white and pink-purple blooms. This article will help with that.
While legends of screaming plant roots may sound terrifying to some, this petite flower is a beautiful addition to ornamental containers and flower plantings. Click on the following article for tips on caring for container grown mandrake plants.
If you’re interested in growing the plant, sowing mandrake seeds isn’t difficult, but don’t expect 100 percent success, as germination can be hit and miss. Click on the following article for information on mandrake seed propagation.