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
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Requirements for Alfalfa plant growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring or autumn in hot climate
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant:
60-100cm, 24-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade (only sprouts)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower:
Pea shape flowers in purple color
Pollination is done by:
Seeds harvest season:
Seeds pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Alfalfa seeds?
Work requirements on the seeds:
How long does it take to bear seeds?
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring to autumn in cold climate, and in hardiness zone of 10b can be all year
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish (take at least half year) possible to start to prune how much that needed
Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color green in elliptic shape
Uses of Medicago sativa leaves: