How to grow Leek plant

Leek plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Allium also known as Allium ampeloprasum, Leek 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 and growing in hardiness zone 6-11.

Leek plant leaves

Leaves green in the top white in bottom, the leave grow in radial connected growth, the young leaves start to grow from the middle.

Flowers small the color is white to pink-purple, the flower grow on stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape, the bulb small white

Bulb is made from layers that grow in radial oblong shape, the layers color can white, the size 2-5 cm, the taste depend on the cultivars some spicy and some sweet

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How to grow Leek 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 use vegetative reproduction?
No, but possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Onion fly, Onion thrips

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Onion fly, Onion thrips

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Stem of inflorescence

Size of the plant?
0.5-2 m, 20-80 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 indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small white to pink-purple, 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?
Recommend to pick all the plant from the ground when it’s fully grown

Information about leaves:
Leaves color green in the top white in bottom, the leave grow in radial growth the young leaves start to grow from the middle

Uses of Leek plant leaves:

Edible bulb

Information about Leek plant’s bulb:
White small bulb

When to pull up Leek plant’s bulb:
All year, depend in cold area no

Uses of Leek plant bulb:
Cooked, meat ball

Scientific name:

Allium ampeloprasum

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Roots
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Herbs
  • Salad
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9