Bok choy growing leaf plant of the species Brassica Rapa in the chinensis group also known as bok choi, Bok choy annual plant can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.
Bok choy leaves
Leaves dark green in the top, white in the bottom
Flower edible and the color yellow, the flowers small grow on inflorescence
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Requirements for Bok choy growing and care:
Cold weather or else become bitter, slightly acid, heavy soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
warm climate the leaves become bitter
Autumn – winter – frost free area / Autumn, winter, spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids
How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves
Size of the plant?
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Cold climate Full Sun /warmer climate Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Yellow flowers the flowers small grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Mostly unless need the seed there is no need to wait for the blossom
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
In cold area winter-spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter-spring
How to harvest the leaves?
Two possibilities to trim the leaf separate or trim all the leaves of the plant in the same time
Information about leaves:
Dark green in the top, white in the bottom
Uses of Bok choy leaves:
Salad, eat raw, cooked, stir fry, staffed
Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis