How to grow Molokhia plant

Molokhia plant grow and care – 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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How to grow 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 indoor 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

Scientific name:


How to grow Molokhia plant

Molokhia plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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