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:

Cool weather

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive

Planting season:
Autumn in frost free area / Spring in cold area

Pests and diseases:
Moth larva, spodoptera litura

Pruning season:
All the season

How to prune:
Injured leaves

Size of the plant?
0.2-2 m, 8-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring (in colder climate)

General information about the flower
White, pink or purple flowers, the flowers small and grow next to knots.

Edible Fruits

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?
5-8 month

Ripening of fruit
Need to pick the fruit, when it’s fresh and green

Edible leaves

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

Scientific name:

Malva nicaeensis

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