How to grow Cress plant

Cress plant grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
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

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Recommend to cut the blossom

Size of the plant?
40-60 cm, 16-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small white with pinkish hue flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Lepidium sativum

How to grow Cress plant

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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