Quinoa plant growing herbaceous of the genus Chenopodium also known as Quinua. Quinoa plant annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.
Leaves edible, color of the leaves green, the young leaves are purple and the texture like velvet, also the stem change the color to purple.
Flower color: pink, red, yellow, orange or purple the flowers growing inflorescence on stalk.
Quinoa plant seeds
Seeds edible and mostly grow for the seeds.
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Requirements for Quinoa plant growing and care:
Well-drained, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Too much hot, frost
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 3-8 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower
Pink, red, yellow, orange or purple small flowers, inflorescence stalk
Thinning the bloom:
Possible to do that If you eat the leaves and don’t used the seeds
Pollination is done by:
Seeds harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Seeds pests or diseases:
What can be done with of Quinoa seeds?
Cooked, stir fry
Work requirements on the seeds:
How long does it take to bear seeds?
Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base
Information about leaves:
Green leaves, the young leaves are purple and the texture like velvet, also the stem change the color to purple
Uses of Quinoa plant leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked
Scientific name: Chenopodium Quinoa