How to grow Origanum onites

Origanum onites grow and care – shrub of the genus Origanum and also known as Cretan oregano or Turkish oregano, Origanum onites perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual, plant also used as fragrant plant, grow in mediterranean, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.

Origanum onites leaves

Leaves green gray and hairy the size 1-3 cm, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the summer leaves smaller and thick.

Buds edible in green color, Flower small purple that grow on stalk in inflorescence,

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How to grow Origanum onites growing and care:

Well drain soil, dry and warm climate

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist, and water on the leaves

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn & in warm climate all year

Pests and diseases:
Leafhoppers, aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning better for the growth of the leaves

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with earth

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn in warmer climate

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
2-5 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch sometime recommend to break the branch little bit, moist soil

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established

Information about leaves:
Hairy green gray leaves size 1-3 cm. There are to difrrent growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick

Uses of Origanum onites leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices, spreads

Scientific name:

Origanum onites

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