Quinoa plant grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Slug, prodenia

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
1-2.5 m, 3-8 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:

Edible seeds

Seeds harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

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What can be done with of Quinoa seeds?
Cooked, stir fry

Work requirements on the seeds:

How long does it take to bear seeds?
5 month

Edible leaves

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

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