To care for yerba buena plants, grow them in a shaded area, water them appropriately, dust them during the summer, prune the overgrown branches, and harvest and store the leaves. A garden hose, pruning shears and an airtight container are needed. Caring for yerba buena plants is not difficult.Continue Reading
Yerba buena plants thrive in areas with minimal sunlight. Provide the plant with full to partial shade.
During the summer, water the plant lightly on a weekly basis. When the plant matures, natural rain patterns should suffice. Be sure to provide additional water during times of drought.
During the summer, use a hose to spray dust off of the leaves, as this provides hydration and improves the plant's aesthetic appeal. Spray the leaves in the morning so that the plant can dry before nightfall.
When stems become larger than desired, trim them with pruning shears. If the plant is to be used for tea, prune the top of the stems right before the blossoms.
After harvesting the plant's leaves, store them in an airtight container to prevent spoilage.