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A tobacco plant is a type of flowering herbaceous perennial. It grows to be about 6 feet tall and has large leaves that are used for wrapping cigars, cigarettes or pipe tobacco. The flowers grow in clusters at the top of the stem and produce seeds which can be planted again to create new plants. Tobacco plants need full sun exposure with well-drained soil as they do not like wet conditions or standing water around their roots. They also prefer warm temperatures so it’s best if you live in an area where there isn’t frost during winter months (at least below 30 degrees Fahrenheit). If your climate doesn’t fit these requirements then consider growing them indoors using artificial lighting such as LED lights instead.

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Tobacco Plant: Frequently asked questions

What types of Tobacco Plant are there and what determines a good product?

There are many different types of tobacco plants. The most common type is Nicotiana tabacum, which produces the leaves that we smoke in cigarettes and cigars. Other species include N. rustica (used for pipe smoking), N. sylvestris (used to make snuff) and others used as ornamental flowers or medicinal herbs such as Lobelia inflata, a powerful emetic herb commonly known as Indian Tobacco or Pukeweed; it was smoked by Native Americans before battle to induce vomiting so they could not be poisoned by their enemies’ arrows.

A good tobacco plant is one that has a high yield of quality leaves, and it must be resistant to disease. It should also have the ability to withstand adverse weather conditions such as drought or flooding. The most important factor in determining what makes a good tobacco plant however, is its taste. If you don’t like how your tobacco tastes then there’s no point growing it at all.

Who should use a Tobacco Plant?

Anyone who wants to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. The Tobacco Plant can be used by anyone, including pregnant women and children over the age of 12 years old. It is a non-addictive alternative for those wishing to stop using nicotine products such as cigarettes, cigars, snuff (dip), chew and e-cigarettes.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Tobacco Plant?

The most important thing to look for is the size of the leaves. Tobacco plants are generally sold in one-gallon pots, and they should have at least three or four large leaves on them when you buy them. If there aren’t any big leaves, it means that either your plant has been neglected or it was grown from seed instead of being propagated by cuttings (which is what we recommend). Either way, a small leaf indicates that this particular plant isn’t going to grow very well for you unless something changes soon.

When you are comparing a tobacco plant, make sure that the leaves of both plants look similar and have no discoloration or spots. Also check for signs of wilting in either plant as this is an indication that it may not be healthy.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Tobacco Plant?


Tobacco plants are easy to grow and can be grown indoors or outdoors. They don’t require a lot of space, they’re self-pollinating so you only need one plant per crop cycle, and the leaves dry quickly after harvest for curing. The tobacco is milder than most other tobaccos because it’s not cured with fire like cigar leaf; instead it uses air drying which preserves more flavor from the raw material.


The disadvantages of a Tobacco Plant are that it is very slow growing and requires lots of attention. It can take up to two years for the plant to mature, so you have to be patient. Also, if you don’t know what you’re doing when planting your seeds then they won’t grow at all. You need patience and dedication in order for this plant to work out well. However, once it does start producing leaves then there will be plenty more where those came from.

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Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Magic Garden Seeds
  • Magic Garden Seeds
  • Easy Grow Seeds

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Tobacco Plant in our review costs around 1 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 15 pounds for one of the more expensive products.