Ilex paraguariensis || Yerba Maté Plant

Ilex paraguariensis || Yerba Maté Plant

Latin name: Ilex paraguariensis
Common name: Yerba mate
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Origin: South America

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Yerba maté is a tropical plant whose leaves are used to brew a stimulating tea referred to as ‘mate’. It is traditionally drunk as an infusion in a hollowed gourd with a metal boumbilla straw; it is a very popular drink in South America. The leaves contain polyphenols (quercitin & rutin), xanthines (caffeine, theobromine & theophyline) as well as minerals.
Yerba maté enjoys lots of filtered sunlight, rich soil & water, being a medium 4-8m rainforest tree.

This plant is sold for cultivation purposes only. Plant for sale is not the exact one pictured, but similar.

Care for your plants: should the plant arrive stressed, email a photo within 2 days of receiving. I suggest a stress dose of SeaSol, and a part-shady, part-sunny warm location.

This plant is sold as a live specimen for propagation purposes only.


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