How to grow Lettuce plant

Lettuce plant grow and care – 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

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Black leaves
  • Brown leaves
  • Purple leaf
  • Red leaves
  • White leaves
  • Yellow leaf
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
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9