Caigua grow and care – herbaceous vine of the genus Cyclanthera also known as Kaywa or Cyclanthera pedate, Caigua perennial evergreen in cold climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic , subtropical, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7+
Leaves edible color green, leaves size 7-15 cm and divided to 5+ lobes, young shoots edible.
Flower color white, there is male and female flower on the same plant.
Fruit color is green in shape elliptic to shapeless some of the fruit have soft spikes, inner part fleshy when mature become hollow, the color of the inner part is white, the fruit sometime consider as pods and the seeds black.
Caigua for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Caigua growing and care:
Warm weather, trellising
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seedling / Seed Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No Difficulties or problems when growing: Aggressive Spring Planting season: ? Pests and diseases: Pruning season: All year How to prune: For design Size of the plant? 5-12 m, 15-36 feet Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing Average amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer / Autumn Bloom season: General information about the flower White flowers, male and female flower on the same plant Pollination is done by: Bees + Edible Fruit Fruit harvest season: Spring / Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Birds, slugs What can be done with big quantities of Caigua fruits? Eat raw, cooked, pickles, stuffed Work requirements on the fruit: Collect in the right time depend on what to do with the fruit 0.5 year How long does it take to bear fruit? Edible leaves Leaves harvesting season: All years Can be cut just the leaves or with the young shoots How to harvest the leaves? Information about leaves: Green leaves size 7-15 cm and divided to 5+ lobes Uses of Caigua leaves: Eat raw, cooked Scientific name:
Categories of growing
Light exposure requirements:
Full sun Plants
Climates that the plant can grow:
Desert Climate, Mediterranean Climate, Subtropics Climate, Temperate Climate, Tropics Climate
Growing speed of the plant:
Average growing plants, Fast growing plants
Annual plant, Herbaceous
Edible plants, Ornamental plants
Requirements for watering the plant:
Hardiness zone 10, Hardiness zone 11, Hardiness zone 12, Hardiness zone 13, Hardiness zone 4, Hardiness zone 5, Hardiness zone 6, Hardiness zone 7, Hardiness zone 8, Hardiness zone 9
Edible Fruit, Edible Seeds
Cooked, Stuffed or Wrapped, Vegetables