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:
?

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Onion fly, Onion thrips

Pruning season:
All year

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

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

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

Roots

Information about  Chives plant bulb:
Small bulb in the color white-yellow

When to pull up Chives plant bulb:
All year

Uses of Chives plant bulb:
Eaten raw, cooked, spice, salad

Scientific name:

Allium schoenoprasum

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