How to grow Lettuce plant

Lettuce plant growing leaf plant of the genus Lactuca, Lettuce plant is Annual or biennial plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12 as autumn-winter planting or 2-10a as spring planting

Lettuce plant leaves

Leaves color can be: green, red, purple, black, bordeaux, white or yellow, the shape can oval round, ovate, elliptic can be also shapeless, the edge of the leaf can be clear, serrate, lobate, sinuate and more, the leaf can be wavy

Flower color blue in small size 1-3 cm, the flowers grow on inflorescence

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How to grow Lettuce plant growing and care:

Cool weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sometime the flowers grow early and the leaves become bitter

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, armyworms, slugs, snail, leafminers

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves, prune the blossom stems

Size of the plant?
5-50 cm, 2-40 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:
Full Sun (not in warm season)/ Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small 1-3 cm blue flowers grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Better to thinning the stem before the flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
In cold area spring-summer in frost free autumn-winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Two possibility separate leaves or all the leaves of the plant

Information about leaves:
Green, red, purple, black, bordeaux. The shape can oval round, ovate, eliptic can be also shapeless, the edge of the leaf can be clear, serrate, lobate, sinuate and more, the leaf can be wavy

Uses of Lettuce plant leaves:
Salad, eaten row

Scientific name:

Lactuca sativa

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone