Chives plant growing herbaceous of the genus Allium also known as Allium schoenoprasum, Chives plant is a perennial plant because the vegetative reproduction of the bulbs, the bulb is biennial and used as annual plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate 3-11.
Chives plant leaves
Leaves edible color green, leaf narrow and hollow grow in radial structure, leaves grow in groups linked together
Flowers small the color is pink-purple, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape.
Bulb edible small in the color white-yellow.
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Requirements for Chives plant growing and care:
Mulch, rich soil, well drain soil, free of rocks, nitrogen
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulb
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Onion fly, Onion thrips
How to prune:
Stem of inflorescence
Size of the plant?
15-50 cm, 6-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / 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
Small pink-purple flowers, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to the thinning the stem of inflorescence unless the need in the seeds
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Can be taken with the bulb or just some leaves at the time
Information about leaves:
Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial structure, leaves grow in groups linked together
Uses of Chives plant leaves:
Salad, cooked, stir fry
Information about Chives plant bulb:
Small bulb in the color white-yellow
When to pull up Chives plant bulb:
Uses of Chives plant bulb:
Eaten raw, cooked, spice, salad