Mandrake plants are sold in 9cm potsI will supply a picture of the actual plant for sale on request.Prices and availability are on request .
I can give substantial discounts for officinarum and autumn mandrake seeds turcomanica is a little more difficult .The delineation for discount is 50, 125, 250 500 and 1000 seeds .Please contact me for availability
5 mandrake mandragora officinarum ( White mandrake) £3.99
5 Mandragora turcomanica Very rare in the wild £6.99 out of stock
5 Mandragora Autumnalis £3.50
Please check with me about the price of plants The price of plants will vary throughout the year
Mandrake mandragora officinarum ( true mandrake ) Plants £8.50
Mandragora turcomanica (Very rare in the wild ) plants £19.00 sold out
Mandragora Autumnalis Plants £7.50
Roots. I have a few roots for sale at any one time they are the same price as the plants but less postage .I can show you a picture and price on request .I only sell roots in the summer time when the plants are dormant
When you first get your mandrake plant it will have probably spent several days in the post, sometimes more .The trip can stress the plant and the constant movement of the post office vehicles and handling can cause damage to the base of the leaves.
Sometimes they will take several days or even weeks to recover .It is very difficult to differentiate between dormancy and the plant shedding leaves for regrowth..
Below is a picture of a plant in a pot with a plastic identification strip ,sometimes they will have a little paper sticker .When I grow them this is always on the north side of the pot .It is important because if the pot is turned around so the plastic tag is kept on the south side, some of the leaves will fall off, until the plant finds its original direction .It will then start growing new ones.
Sometimes the new owner becomes alarmed at leaves withering and falling off .Leaves are continuously dying back to be replaced with bigger newer leaves The root of the mandrake is very tough .While it has enough nutrients and water, it will produce new leaves, even if they all torn off .
The trick with repotting mandrake plants is minimal root disturbance .This is the method I use, it works for me .Get a large plant pot and fill it with compost make a hole in the compost with a 9cm pot .
Take a look at the picture below .Remove the 9cm pot from the hole and a lovely square hole remains .Ready for the mandrake plant .
Slide the mandrake plant out of the pot with the minimal of disturbance .Don't knock it or bang the pot or the compost will loosen around the roots.If it is done properly this is what the rootball should look like .
Gently pick up the plant and slide it carfully into the square 9cm hole you have made .The level of the plant soil should be slightly below the pot soil level .Put the identification stick into the side that will face north .Water the compost and put the pot into its postion
Keep the plants in part shade, keep an eye out for pests like slugs and aphids they will destroy the leaves and kill the plants .
If you are planting the mandrake outside directly into the ground. There are a number of points to be taken care of.
As a rule of thumb keep the plant out of full noon day sun until the plant is established .
Do not get the root too wet .Keep a young plant, that is under one year old, under glass for the first winter .Plant it out in the spring.
Prolonged cold wet soil will kill mandrake.The further south you are the better
Before you plant the mandrake in the ground in its final position, experiment to see if it likes it there .Leave it in a plantpot in that spot for a few days or a week .If the leaves begin to wilt or it looks unhappy move it to a better spot.
Use insecticides to kill pests, use slug pellets to kill slugs .Slugs love to eat mandrake.
If you need more information on aspects of mandrake growing, there is an excellent little 67 page black and white soft covered booklet called,'mandrake, a grower’s guide'. It is about the finer points of mandrake cultivation .It has all the information you will need to grow and care for your mandrake seeds and plants.
Some of the subjects covered are; astrological planting, the long pot and how to produce flowers and fruit.
This is an extract of what a customer has written to me about the book
Thank you greatly for the seeds and book which arrived yesterday. The book is marvellous and a true wonder of hard earned knowledge. I am learning much and have spotted several errors I have made already. The seed too looks hugely better quality than those purchased from other seed sellers . I am a very happy !
It costs £5.99 .plus postage 1.99 to UK .Europe £2.00.£3.00 USA and Canada
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