How to grow Cabbage plant

Cabbage plant growing leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Capitata Group also known as Cabbage or headed cabbage, Cabbage plant grow as annual but the flower biennial plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Leaves edible color is dark green or purple, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate.

Inner leaves create unique structure of head, Cabbage plant head composed from inner leaves with hard structure, the outer leaves soft.

Cabbage heads

Color of the head can be: light green to white, purple or dark green to white.

Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence.

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How to grow Cabbage plant growing and care:

Rich soil, slightly cold

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:
Knowing when to pick the head

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

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

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead and weak leaves

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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:

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Bees, butterfly


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Savoy Cabbage – the color can be dark green to white or purple-green
White Cabbage – also known as Green Cabbage – the color can be dark green to white
Red Cabbage – the color can be dark purple to white or purple-green

Edible leaves

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Leaves harvesting season
Autumn – winter – spring- frost free area / Spring – summer – autumn- temperate climate

How to harvest the leaves?
Better to trim the leaves when the stem is ready

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color is dark green, the purple cultivars with purple with, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate,

Uses of Cabbage plant leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry, staffed

Scientific name: B. oleracea. var. capitata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants