Growing Ashwagandha Plant: Complete Guide With Essential Tips



Ashwagandha plants are traditionally cultivated for their roots. These slow-growing plants can reach up to 3 feet in height and be kept as perennials in USDA zones 7 and higher.

In this guide, we’ll take  a close look at the Ashwagandha growing requirements, how to  grow it in your garden  and indoors, and harvest and use this excellent medicinal plant.

How to Grow Ashwagandha

There are two methods you can use for growing Ashwagandha at home. The easiest method is to grow it from seeds, but if you already have an Ashwagandha plant, you can propagate it from stem cuttings.

Requirements for Growing Ashwagandha

- Light - Temperature & Growing Zones - Soil - Watering - Fertilizer

Pests and Diseases

Ashwagandha can be susceptible to pests such as aphids and spider mites. Use an insecticidal soap solution to get rid of aphids and a mix of water and isopropyl alcohol to get rid of spider mites. Alternaria leaf spot is the most common disease for the Ashwagandha plant. 

Growing Ashwagandha in Containers

Start by picking a  suitable container for this  plant. A 10-inch terracotta pot is ideal, as it provides plenty of space for the roots to develop, and the material wicks out excess moisture. 

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