How to grow Bok choy

Bok choy grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Autumn – winter – frost free area / Autumn, winter, spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
10-40 cm, 4-16 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Brassica rapa subsp. pekinensis

How to grow Bok choy

Bok choy

Bok choy plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9