Perilla frutescens growing herbaceous of the genus Perilla, and also known as Beefsteak plant or Korean perilla, Perilla annual plant used for the edible leaves and also as ornamental plant, leaves can be colorful, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.
Leaves are in deltoid shape with serrated edges, the color can be green or purple, can be also in the upper side green and down purple.
Perilla frutescens flower
Flower small that grow on stalk in inflorescence, the inflorescence can be green or purple
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Requirements for Perilla frutescens growing and care:
Slightly acid 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:
Sensitive to high temperature
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
No need to prune, unless using the leaves or design
Size of the plant?
0.5-1.2 m, 20-48 inches
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:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Small flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence, the inflorescence can be green or purple
Thinning the bloom:
If not using the seeds recommend to thinning
Pollination is done by:
Grow from seeds
Short life seeds, need to soaked on water for 12-24
Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold, dry place
Spring after the frost
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Moist, full sun
Do the seeds require burying?
No, but better to save the seeds in cold place
Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to trim the with the branch
Information about leaves:
Serrated edges, the color can be green or purple, can be also in the upper side green and down purple
Uses of Perilla leaves:
Cooked, stir fry, quiche, salad