Ashwagandha Indian Ginseng Seeds

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Ashwagandha is one of the most popular and beneficial herbs grown in India for its roots and berries. It is commonly called Indian ginseng, Indian winter cherry, poison gooseberry, or winter cherry. The leaves of the ashwagandha plant are green in color and have a small greenish-yellow flower that is star-shaped; Inside this flower are small-sized berries that grow up to half an inch in length. Most people try to grow Ashwagandha at home because it is very expensive to buy but it is easy to grow. Buy the Best Quality Ashwagandha Indian Ginseng Seeds Online at the best price in India from with a good germination rate. 

About this item

  • Number of Ashwagandha Seeds: 50 Seeds (Approximately)
  • Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
  • Sowing season: Throughout the year (Summers or late rainy season)
  • Mode of sowing: Sow the seeds 2 cm deep in a seedling tray, or Pots.
  • Germination temperature: 20-30°C
  • Germination Time: 7-21 days from sowing
  • Harvest:  150-180 days from planting

What size grow bag is best for Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha Growing Season In India  

Ashwagandha prefers dry, hot, and humid conditions to grow otherwise it will grow slowly; sow the ashwagandha seeds in the summers or late rainy season when the temperature is at least 20°C. 

How To Grow Ashwagandha In Pots  

Ashwagandha is very suitable for growing in pots as it is easy to move according to their growing conditions. Ashwagandha seeds can be sown directly into any pot or transplanted, but transplanting is recommended by most gardeners. To plant ashwagandha, you need a pot or grow bag of at least 12-15 inches (width and height) with well-draining holes. You can sow ashwagandha seeds either indoors or outdoors in warm climates and the optimum temperature for seed germination is between 20-30°C.  

Ashwagandha Seeds Sowing Method 

Select a seedling tray or small-sized pot (up to 5 inches deep), fill it with a growing medium such as coco peat or perlite, and spread the ashwagandha seeds over it, then cover with a thin layer of soil over the seeds. Water gently and keep the soil moist. Keep the seedling tray in a location where it receives proper sunlight. Ashwagandha seeds will germinate within 7-21 days (depending on growing condition). After the seeds have germinated, when the plant reaches 3-4 inches tall, you can transplant it into a larger pot or grow bag.

Best Fertilizer For Ashwagandha plants 

Since the roots of Ashwagandha have medicinal uses there is no need for fertilizers; However, you can add organic fertilizer (vermicompostcoco peat, or cow manure), old manure, or compost near the base of the plants.

Ashwagandha Plant Care Tips 

Soil – For fast growth of ashwagandha plants use sandy, well-drained pH of 7.5 to 8.0 (neutral to slightly alkaline).  

Water –Ashwagandha requires moderate water (neither too much nor too less); water 

when the soil is dry and maintains proper moisture in the soil.

Sunlight – Ashwagandha thrives in full sunlight which should be at least 6-8 hours of sunlight every day. 

Temperature – The ideal ashwagandha growing temperatures are 20-35°C, below or above this, and the plant grows much slower. 

Common pests and diseases – The ashwagandha plant is attacked by spider mites and some diseases such as leaf spots, leaf, and stem rot infected the plants. To get rid of this problem, it would be right to spray neem oil on the ashwagandha plant from time to time. 

Ashwagandha Harvest Time 

  • Ashwagandha takes about 150-180 days to harvest from seeds sowing.
  • Harvest the ashwagandha when leaves began to dry and flowers and berries start to form.
  • You can harvest the ashwagandha roots by digging, using a fork or small tool, and be careful not to damage the plants. 
  • After harvesting the entire plant, wash the root and cleaned then cut it into small pieces (2-4 inches), and dry in sun. 
  • The ashwagandha berries should be dried and crushed to take out the seeds. 

Ashwagandha Plant Special Features 

  • Common name – Indian Ginseng, Indian Winter Cherry, Poison Gooseberry, or Winter Cherry
  • Scientific name – Withania somnifera
  • Height – About 3 to 4  feet 
  • Level of growing – Medium 


Does the Ashwagandha plant need sunlight?

Ashwagandha plant needs full sunlight to grow fast. 

In which month does ashwagandha grow well?

Ashwagandha grows in hot and humid conditions of summer or late rainy season. The best month for sowing ashwagandha seeds is April-June and August-September.  

Can ashwagandha be grown in pots?

Yes, ashwagandha can be easily grown in pots or grow bags, but the pot should be 12-15 inches (wide and deep). 

Can you eat ashwagandha berries?

Ashwagandha berries are edible and have too many medicinal benefits. 

Why is my ashwagandha seed not germinating?

Ashwagandha seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, overwatering, or underwatering.

Note: Images are for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Country of Origin - India


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