Ornamental kale plant growing leaf plant variety of Kale also known as Kamome kale or Flowering kale, Ornamental kale plant annual but sometime grow as biennial plant mostly used as Ornamental plant, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting
Ornamental kale plant leaves
Leaves edible the color can be: pink, purple, turquoise, white, green, gray, black, burgundy, red, light blue, blue, green, green and all the shades between and more colors, leaves grow like a flower at the peak of its flowers. The plant has 2-3 circles can be more, every circle colored in different color and shades sometimes in the same color, most inner circles are colored but all options possible, sometimes change of colors is on the same leaf. In several verities green leaves bitter
Leaves shape can be: flat leaf with serrated hedge, whole serrated leaves, frizzy leaf or wavy leaf.
Flower color yellow, the small flowers grow on inflorescence.
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Requirements for Ornamental kale plant growing and care:
Rich soil that’s been well fertilized Clean Larvae from the leaves
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:
Sensitive to hot temperature, white butterfly can eat a lot of leaves and cause irreversible damage
Spring / Autumn / Winter
Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera)
When it’s start to bloom unless you want the seeds
How to prune:
prune the beginning of the inflorescence
Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers grow on inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Unless you want to save the seeds recommend thinning
Pollination is done by:
Bee and butterfly
Grow from seeds
Planting when it’s started to be cold
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry, Cold temperature
Spring / Autumn / Winter
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist drained soil
Watering requires for Seeds:
Big amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Fertilized ground, light shade, regular watering, and cold temperature
Do the seeds require burying?
Ornamental kale plant varieties with a wide range of colors and shades, each species contains sub-species
Tokyo Ornamental kale plant – leaves smooth and almost perfectly round
Pigeon Ornamental kale plant – outer circle leaves serrated in edges, inner circle serrated edges and wavy
Glamour Ornamental kale plant – the outer circle round greens, leafy inner circle frizzy edges
Peacock Ornamental kale plant – leaves slender serrated like a feather, form inner circle leaves much more delicate
Osaka Ornamental kale plant – a relatively rapid growth, small size kale, wavy leaf edges
Color Up Ornamental kale plant – composed from numbers of circuits. Outer circle: flat to circular, Inner circle: leaves wavy to frizzy especially strong colors, edges flat wavy to frizzy
Leaves harvesting season
Autumn / Winter warm season the leaves can be bitter and in warm climate spring to summer
How to harvest the leaves?
Trim in the base of the leaf
Information about leaves:
Leaves can be flat leaf with serrated hedge, whole serrated leaves, frizzy leaf, wavy leaf. Colors can be: pink, purple, turquoise, white, green, gray, burgundy, red, light blue, blue, green, green and all the shades between and more colors…
Uses of Ornamental kale plant leaves:
Eaten raw, Salad, Used for cooking
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