Onion plant grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Allium also known as Bulb Onion, Onion plant is a perennial plant because the vegetative reproduction of the bulbs, the bulb is biennial and grown as annual plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate , some cultivars also grow tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-12.
Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial growth, leaves grow in groups linked together.
Flowers small the color is white the flower grow on hollow stem as inflorescence in a umbel shape.
Onion plant bulb
Bulb is made from layers that grow in radial round shape the layers color can be: white, yellow or purple.
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VIDEO How to grow Onion plant growing and care:
Mulch, rich soil, well drain soil, free of rocks, nitrogen
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Bulb
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Spring, summer / Autumn depend on the cultivars Planting season:
Onion plant fly, Onion plant thrips Pests and diseases:
Pruning season: All season
How to prune:
Stem of inflorescence
Size of the plant? Bulb 1-10 cm (0.3-4 inches), leaves 10-50 cm (4-20 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Average amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Summer Bloom season:
General information about the flower White flowers grow in inflorescence on hollow stem
Thinning the bloom: Recommend to thinning the stem unless you want the seeds
Pollination is done by: Bees
Leaves harvesting season: All year
Two possibility separate leaves or all the leaves of the plant (better all together with the bulb) How to harvest the leaves?
Information about leaves: Leaves are narrow and hollow grow in radial growth, leaves grow in groups linked together
Uses of Onion plant leaves: Eaten raw, cooked, spice, herbs
The bulb is made from layers that grow in radial round shape the layers color can be: white, yellow or purple Information about Bulb:
When to pull up Bulb: Summer / Autumn
Uses of Onion plant bulb Eaten raw, cooked, spice, salad :
Vegetative Reproduction Method: Bulbs
All year Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
If the bulb is fully grow, in the beginning of the season it grows the roots Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
The same as fully grown plants, sometimes more water Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Spring flowers Summer flowers
Edible leaves Edible Roots
Cooked Eaten raw Herbs Salad Spices
Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
Average growing plants Fast growing plants
Deciduous Evergreen Geophyte Herbaceous Leaf plant Perennial plant
Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 3 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9