Malva nicaeensis growing herbaceous of the genus Malva also known as French mallow, Malva nicaeensis annual or biennial plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10
Leaves edible color green with five lobes the leaves size 5-20 cm
Malva nicaeensis flower
Flower color can be white, pink, purple or more than on color, the flowers small and grow next to knots.
Fruit edible in color green, the fruit shape is round with lobed the fruit are little triangle that assembled to round shape with round pin in the middle, the taste can be sweet to bitter.
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Requirements for Malva nicaeensis growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Autumn in frost free area / Spring in cold area
Pests and diseases:
Moth larva, spodoptera litura
All the season
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.2-2 m, 8-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter / Spring (in colder climate)
General information about the flower
White, pink or purple flowers, the flowers small and grow next to knots.
Fruit harvest season:
Winter / Spring / early in summer (in colder climate)
Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, spodoptera litura
What can be done with big quantities of Malva nicaeensis fruits?
Eaten raw, cooked, salad,
Work requirements on the fruit:
Collect in time after the time the fruit become fibrous and hard
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Need to pick the fruit, when it’s fresh and green
Leaves harvesting season:
In cold climate spring to summer and in hot climate autumn to spring
How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can pick young leaves fully grown
Information about leaves:
Green leaves with five lobes the leaves size 5-20 cm
Uses of Malva nicaeensis leaves:
Eaten raw, cooked, salad, stuffed