How to grow Pokeweed

Pokeweed grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Phytolacca also known as Phytolacca Americana, Pokeweed perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant but also as and edible plant and can grow indoor, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color white the flowers small 0.3-0.5 cm the flowers grow in clusters.

Pokeweed fruits

Fruit color purple-black in 0.3-0.6 cm, the fruit grow as bunch on purple stem.

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How to grow Pokeweed growing and care:

Frost free

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune a Pokeweed:
Butter to control the growth by prune the stems

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White the flowers small 0.3-0.5 cm the flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Phytolacca americana

How to grow Pokeweed

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Growing Pokeweed plant

Pokeweed plant care



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9