Sacapellote (Acourtia microcephala)

Perennial
Perezia microcephala.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Sacapellote
Acourtia microcephala
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A decoction of the plant has been used to bring about a very quick passage of the bowels[257].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse in a gritty well-drained compost, and only just cover the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter, being careful not to over-water. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in the spring.
Requires a freely draining gritty soil, preferably of fairly low fertility, and a position in full sun[200]. Dislikes winter wet. Plants are not very hardy outdoors in Britain, though they should succeed in the milder areas of the country, especially if given the additional protection of a wall. They are hardy to about -10¡c, so long as they are not too wet[257]. Excess moisture, especially in the winter, is the main cause of death.
South-western N. America – California.

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