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Yerba Mate

Llex paraguariensis

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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

4-5 ft.

Growth Rate:

Slow

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Botanical Name:

Llex paraguariensis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

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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For the health benefit.
Almeda J on Mar 22, 2017
I chose the Yerba Mate because of its natural healthy benefits. “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage. Coffee gives me the jitters but I still drank it because I needed a boost of energy in the morning to get me going. I will now have a natural plant that will give me a free drink every morning without the side effects of coffee.
Jorge M on Mar 8, 2017
For the health benefit.
Almeda J on Mar 22, 2017
sounds like a neat addition to my plants. anxious to try out all the great benefits
Amanda K on Mar 12, 2017
I chose the Yerba Mate because of its natural healthy benefits. “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate" all in one beverage. Coffee gives me the jitters but I still drank it because I needed a boost of energy in the morning to get me going. I will now have a natural plant that will give me a free drink every morning without the side effects of coffee.
Jorge M on Mar 8, 2017
Drink something other than coffee?!? Heresy I tell you! ...I wonder how heresy tastes?
Nicholas S on Feb 28, 2017
I'm a Tea Enthusiast and this will be an amazing addition to my Tea Drinking Obsession
Flower G on Feb 2, 2017
I wanted to try it out!
Glenn R on Dec 14, 2016
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Logan P on Dec 6, 2016
My husband and I drink mate daily. We would like to have a plant of Yerba mate because it is a pretty tree and will be a great addition to our green house collection.
Lia j on Nov 23, 2016
I just love the idea of making fresh tea from my own plant
Claudia L on Oct 16, 2016
sounds like a neat addition to my plants. anxious to try out all the great benefits
Amanda K on Mar 12, 2017
Drink something other than coffee?!? Heresy I tell you! ...I wonder how heresy tastes?
Nicholas S on Feb 28, 2017
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!
Can you ship this overseas? A friend of mine who lives in Europe wants to buy one.
Dessi V on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey we do not do international shipping.
Is this a grafted tree?
Mark B on Oct 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is propagated from mother plant.

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