How to grow Molokhia plant

Molokhia plant growing herbaceous of the genus Corchorus also known as Molokhia, Mloukhiya or Jute, Molokhia annual plant the leaves edible and also used as ornamental plant for fibers or medical plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ in autumn to spring planting 5-9 as spring planting.

Molokhia plant leaves

Leaves edible leaf color green in elliptic shape with pointed top and serrated margin.

Flower color yellow, the flowers small and with five petals and five sepals.

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Requirements for Molokhia plant growing and care:

Moist soil

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:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring / Winter (in desert)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just for consuming and desgin

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers small and with five petals and five sepals

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established can trim freely fully grown young leaves for eaten raw and mature for cooked

Information about leaves:
Green elliptic shape with pointed top and serrated margin

Uses of Molokhia plant leaves:
Soup, cooked, eaten raw

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Watering plants

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