As you will remember from my experience with germinating kang kong seeds, I tried 2 different methods. For the gotu kola seeds, I did something similar since gotu kola also likes very wet conditions.
However, I did not soak the seeds overnight and did not put either of them in direct sunlight.
See details below.
Gotu kola; longevity herb; pennywort; centella asitica
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOTU KOLA INCLUDE:
Anti-inflammatory; antiviral; antibacterial, a mild adaptogen (ie gotu kola is a regulator that may enhance the body's ability to better avert harm by appropriately adapting to variable environmental factors); a cerebral / brain tonic; a circulatory stimulant & may help to better control anxiety and hypertension.
This is what I am hoping to achieve - healthy looking gotu kola leaves.
HOW I GROW GOTU KOLA
Date I sowed gotu kola seeds: 31 March 2012. I took this photo on 1 April 2012.
Germination container for my gotu kola seeds: This container does not have drainage holes at the bottom. I chose to do this since gotu kola plants like very wet conditions and its soil should never be allowed to dry out.
Date I sowed gotu kola seeds: 31 March 2012
Germination container for my gotu kola seeds: Unlike the photo above, this container has drainage holes at the bottom. However, it is sitting on the ever moist soil of my kang kong planter. (The kang kong planter has a saucer that always has water. That water can be wicked up whenever the plant needs water. Both kang kong and gotu kola like very wet, swamp conditions.) This planter is really a recycled food container that I might have tossed.