How to grow Lupinus albus

Lupinus albus grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Lupinus also known as White lupin, Lupinus albus annual used as nitrogen fixing plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring or 10b-11 as autumn planting.

Leaves color green with hairy structure in the elliptic shape digitate structure.

Flower color can be: white purplish in pea flower shape.

Pods color is green become brown when it’s ready there is 2-7 seeds

Lupinus albus seed

Seeds edible after cooking in white off-white color in round shape.

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How to grow growing Lupinus albus care:

Warm weather in the summer, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing:

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
To get enough crops to use it need a lot of place

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
15-80 cm, 6-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor?

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

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Winter – Spring

General information about the flower
White purplish flowers in pea flower shape grow on spike

Edible Seeds

When does it yield:
Spring / Summer

Pests or diseases in White lupin seeds:

What can be done with big quantities seeds?

Work requirements on the pods:
Collect the seeds

How long does it take to bear fruit?
80-120 days

Scientific name:

Lupinus albus

How to grow Lupinus albus

Lupinus albus plant

Lupinus albus plant care

Growing Lupinus albus

Lupinus albus flower

Lupinus albus


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of 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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