How to grow Boehmeria nivea

Boehmeria nivea growing herbaceous of the genus Boehmeria also known as Ramie, Boehmeria nivea perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible leaves also used as ornamental plant or as fibers, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.

Leaves color green in heart shape

Boehmeria nivea flower

Flower color white, flowers small and grow in cluster in pompom structure.

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How to grow Boehmeria nivea growing and care:

Well-drained soil, rich soil

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:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White small flowers that grow in cluster in pompom structure.

Scientific name:

Boehmeria nivea

Alternative names: Chinese plant, White ramie, Ramie

How to grow Boehmeria nivea

Boehmeria nivea


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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