Clinopodium growing herbaceous subshrub or shrub of the genus Clinopodium also known as Yerba de Borracho, Clinopodium perennial evergreen or cold deciduous plant edible and also used as ornamental fragrant plant and ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.
Leaves edible, color green in oval shape, leaves fragrant remind Mint with Marjoram.
Flower color can be: blue, white or purple, flowers small grow on stems in inflorescence, the flowers cover all the plant in the season.
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Requirements for Clinopodium growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When is the best time to plant?
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, slugs, snails
How to prune:
Dead flowers stem and dead stems, for edible growing better to prevent bloom stems
Size of the plant:
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / 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:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Blue, white or purple small flowers that grow on stems in inflorescence, the flowers cover all the plant in the season
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish cut the leaves with the stems
Information about leaves:
Green oval to elliptic leaves, leaves are fragrant remind Mint with Marjoram.
Uses of Clinopodium leaves:
Beverage, herbs, spices