Artichoke plant growing shrub of the genus Cynara also known as Globe Artichoke, Artichoke plant annual in cold climate and in warmer climate perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-10.
Leaves size 20-60+ cm the color is green gray, the edge of the leaf spiny serrated.
Buds are the edible part, the bottom of the bud is the heart is the biggest edible part, in every bud leaf in the end it’s also edible part, the bud size 5-20 cm.
Flower color purple that grow in globe shape buds.
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Requirements for Artichoke plant growing and care:
Slightly acid soil, mulch
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
If ants build their nest next to the plant there is no future for this plant
Spring, autumn in warmer climate
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, slugs
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in warmer climate)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Purple flower that grow in globe shape buds
Pollination is done by: