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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Requirements for Lettuce plant growing and care:
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
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, armyworms, slugs, snail, leafminers
How to prune:
Dead leaves, prune the blossom stems
Size of the plant?
5-50 cm, 2-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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