Botanical name: Ephedra equisetina
Synonym: Ephedra shennungiana
Common name: Ma huang mu zei, Mongolian ephedra, Muzei Ma Huang
Native to: Central Asia
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to August
Characteristics and usage: The stems /leaves of Ephedra equisetina are used medicinally in Asia, In Chinese medicine is Muzei Ma Huang considered equivalent to Ephedra sinica.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 9,2g
Seeds per gram: 108
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Sow in pots or trays of sandy seed compost, maintaining a temperature of +/- 20 °C, Ephedra sinica preferred an open, sunny position, and is drought resistant. The plants are frost tolerant up to –10°C.
An evergreen shrub, native of dry and rocky regions of Central Asia, china and Mongolia. Ephedra equisetina plants grows to a height of 1 meter, requires full sun, well drained and sandy loam.
seedpack (approx 50 seeds)