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Yerba Mate


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Yerba Mate Planting Mix

Helps your Yerba Mate get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 9-11 outdoors
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Llex paraguariensis

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Provides more Energy than coffee

The Yerba Mate is an energetic evergreen tree that produces leaves that are full of benefits. Once boiled in water they produce a drink that gives people more energy than coffee and has more vitamins and nutrients than tea.

Yerba Mate is often referred to as the ‘drink of the gods’ because it contains vitamins A, B, C as well as potassium, iron, manganese, antioxidants and more. It has everything to naturally boost your immune system, improve skin and hair health and get you moving.

Unlike coffee, which can make you feel heavy and has lots of acidity, Yerba Mate is light on the stomach and has a smooth finish. Yerba Mate has a flavor like green tea, only slightly more bitter and pairs great with honey and tea. It’s delicious when served hot or cold over ice. 

Grow Yerba Mate in a container to keep in your kitchen or office to always have leaves on hand for an energetic boost in the morning or an afternoon pick me up. The Yerba Mate will continue to grow leaves all year so you’ll never run out.

Instead of constantly spending money on expensive coffees or sugary energy drinks you will save hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars by picking your own, home grown Yerba Mate leaves.

Yerba Mates thrive in shade as well as low light conditions, making them the perfect houseplant. They are even a delight to watch as they produce fragrant white blossoms from October to December that turn into vibrant, red ornamental berries in the spring that pop against their attractive dark green leaves.

The Yerba Mate grows just fine without a lot of attention. They are incredibly low maintenance and don’t require a lot of upkeep. Simply place yours in a container and immediately start enjoying the multiple benefits that Yerba Mate has to offer. 

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Yerba Mate

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Yerba Mate .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Yerba Mate gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Yerba Mate again after the transplant is complete.

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I just love the idea of making fresh tea from my own plant
Claudia L on Oct 16, 2016
I just love the idea of making fresh tea from my own plant
Claudia L on Oct 16, 2016
How do you harvest it? How do you know when to harvest it?
Margaret L on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got the Yerba Mate because I thought it would be cool and unique. But honestly I just went to wikipedia and it says to harvest ripe berries and soak in water to germinate for more plants. You can trim the leaves and stems after harvest and dry them with a wood fire. You then can make a tea with hot water but not boiling water or it will be bitter. The female plant is more mild and has less caffeine then the male plant. How do I tell which is male or female? Good question? This will be an experiment, we can do it together!
Is this a grafted tree?
Mark B on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think it's grafted. Very healthy

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