How to grow Rheum palmatum

Rheum palmatum grow and care – rhizome leaf plant of the genus Rheum also known as Rhubarb plant, Rheum palmatum perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, grows in temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9.

Leaves color green the vain sometimes can be red, the shape is deltoid to shapeless, size can be more than 0.5 m.

Rheum palmatum stalk

Stalk edible the color of the stalk can be green or red, the stalk use for sweets.

Flower color pink, the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence.

Alternative names: Chinese rhubarb, Ornamental rhubarb, Turkey rhubarb, East Indian rhubarb

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How to grow Rheum palmatum growing and care:

Moist soil, acid soil

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Leaves poisonous

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
1-2.5 m, 3-7.5 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Pink flower grow on stem in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly +

Edible leaf stalk

Leaf stalk harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaf stalk?
Young fully grown take the leaf stalk from the ground

Information about leaf stalk:
Leaf stalk it’s the edible part the leaves big can be up to 50cm, in deltoid shape to shapeless

Uses of leaf stalk:
Alcoholic beverage, jams, cooked

Scientific name:

Rheum palmatum

How to grow Rheum palmatum

Rheum palmatum

Rheum palmatum plant care

Rheum palmatum plant growing


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Jams
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Geophyte
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9