Image of a Gotu Kola Plant with round lily-pad like leaves - as sold by Urban Bounty NZ in a 1.5 litre pot.

Gotu Kola Plants


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Looking for a pretty ground cover for a semi-shade spot in your garden? Try growing Gotu Kola - a perennial herb with attractive fan-shaped leaves and dainty white-pale pink flowers. 

Urban Bounty Gotu Kola plants come in a 1.5 litre pot.    

What is Gotu Kola (Brahmi, Centella, Pennywort, Wild Violet, Tiger Herb)?

Gotu Kola is a perennial herb native to South East Asian, Japan, China and South Africa.  It's name means 'The Fountain of Life'.

In moist, slightly shady spots, Gotu Kola spreads out to form a dense green carpet.  Although it is most often used for its leaves, both the flowers and the leaves are edible, and are sometimes used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.  Try this plant in your tropical or Asian cuisine garden.

Culinary Uses for Gotu Kola (Brahmi, Centella, Pennywort, Tiger Herb)

Although it is a member of the Parsley family, Gotu Kola doesn't have a strong taste or smell, but is often used as an addition to Asian curries, stir fries and salads.  Try it in a traditional Sir Lankan Sambola (a type of coconut relish).  The leaves are best used fresh - harvest as needed.

We don't recommend consumption by pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, young children or people on cholesterol lowering drugs.

Growing Conditions - Gotu Kola 

Gotu Kola is a water loving plant that thrives in moist soil and dappled/semi-shade.  In the right conditions, this plant does spread very easily, so we recommend that you plant it in a pot, or a contained space away from native wetlands.  Regular harvesting of the leaves will encourage this plant to spread out to fill a space.

In areas with a mild climate, Gotu Kola can be harvested all year round, but it is at is best in summer.  This plant is frost tender and will need to be moved inside or covered with mulch in colder areas.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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