Alfalfa plant growing herbaceous fabaceae of the genus Medicago also known as Lucerne or Medicago sativa, Alfalfa plant perennial evergreen or cold deciduous plant, used for edible sprouts also used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant that also fixing nitrogen (roots system go to 15m (45 feet)), can grow in temperate, mediterranean, desert or subtropical, climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.
Leaves edible color green in elliptic shape.
Alfalfa plant flower
Flower color purple in pea shape flower, flowers grow in clusters.
Seeds edible in brown color, in bean shape.
Sprouts edible and takes one 5-8 days to grow it from seeds to eat
Alfalfa plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Alfalfa plant growing and care:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction What is the best way to start growing? No Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Aggressive Difficulties or problems when growing: Spring or autumn in hot climate Planting season: ? Pests and diseases: All year Pruning season: Just for design How to prune: 60-100cm, 24-40 inches Size of the plant: Fast growing / Medium growing Growth speed in optimal condition: Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (only sprouts) Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Yes Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Blooming information Summer Bloom season? Pea shape flowers in purple color General information about the flower: Bees Pollination is done by: Edible Seeds Autumn Seeds harvest season: Seeds pests or diseases : Birds Cooked What can be done with big quantities of Alfalfa seeds? Collect Work requirements on the seeds: 0.5-1 year How long does it take to bear seeds? Edible leaves Spring to autumn in cold climate, and in hardiness zone of 10b can be all year Leaves harvesting season: After the plant establish (take at least half year) possible to start to prune how much that needed How to harvest the leaves? Leaves edible color green in elliptic shape Information about leaves: Cooked Uses of Medicago sativa leaves: Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Autumn Planting, Spring Planting, Summer planting
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants, Part shade Plants, Shade Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Deciduous, Evergreen, Herbaceous, Legumes, Perennial plant
Drought tolerant plants, Edible plants, Ground fixing plants, Indoor plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Big amount of water, Regularly water, Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Ornamental leaves, Ornamental plant
Spring flowers, Summer flowers
Autumn Harvest, Spring Harvest, Summer Harvest
Edible leaves, Edible Seeds