Cress plant growing leaf plant of the genus Lepidium also known as Garden Cress, Cress plant annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting
Cress plant leaves
Leaves edible the shape pinnatisect deep lobes with oval top in the color green grow in radial structure, sprout mostly edible part
Flower color white with pinkish hue the size 1-2 mm the flowers grow in clusters
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Requirements for Cress plant growing and care:
Slightly alkaline, moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Autumn-winter – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate, if grown for sprout can be indoor all year
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs
How to prune:
Recommend to cut the blossom
Size of the plant?
40-60 cm, 16-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full 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 white with pinkish hue flowers grow in clusters
Pollination is done by:
Leaves harvesting season:
In frost area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut in the base of the leaf
Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the shape pinnatisect deep lobes with oval top in the color green grow in radial structure
Uses of Cress plant leaves:
Eaten raw, salad. Sprout: salad, stir fry