Herbs for Phillippines
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Teresa Papa
Posted on: May 26, 1998

I would like to order some plug trays but I am not sure which herbs would grow best in a tropical climate like ours. It’s summer here, right now and the temperature can go up to as much as 38 degrees Celsius. I read in your catalogue that delivery could take as long as 2 months. By then, it’s rainy season and probably the weather would be cooler.

Some of the tropical plants might be a good choice for you. Aloe vera, neem, gotu kola (possibly), annatto, basils, summer savory, stevia, French marigold, tamarind, nasturtium,snake gourd, fruit sage, Indian madder, rosemary (possibly), castor bean, rauwolfia, Vietnamese coriander, patchouli, sugar pea, date, geraniums, sweet marjoram, mucuna, horseradish tree, balsam pear, water mint, Mexican oregano, curled cress, henna, jasmine, yerba mate, roselle, silver licorice, Chinese licorice, fennels, pineapple guava, eclipta, lemongrass, turmeric, spagetti squash, costus, coriander, menthol plant, broadleaf thyme, coffee, camphor tree, lamb’s quarters, epazote, balm of Gilead, chili peppers, celeriac, dill, chives, leek (slow), Indian licorice.

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