How to grow Ruta graveolens

Ruta graveolens growing shrub‎ of the genus Ruta also known as Rue or Common rue, Ruta graveolens perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental fragrant plant and also medical and fixing ground and grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Leaves edible the color is green gray-blue, lobed shape that grows in odd pinnate structure.

Ruta graveolens flower

Flower color yellow with five petal, the flowers grow in clusters.

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How to grow Ruta graveolens growing and care:

Well-drained soil

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 / autumn

Pests and diseases:
Monarch butterfly, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / winter

How to prune:
Infected leaves

Size of the plant?
40-80 cm, 16-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small 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
Yellow flower with five petal, the flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Butterfly, bees

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant established can be trim with the branch

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the color is green gray-blue, lobed shape that grow in odd pinnate structure

Uses of Ruta graveolens leaves:
Herb, spice, cooked

Scientific name:

Ruta graveolens

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