Shiso plant growing herbaceous‎ of the genus Perilla, and also known as Beefsteak plant  or Perilla frutescens var. crispa, Perilla annual plant used for the edible leaves and also as ornamental plant, leaves can be colorful, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-11.

Leaves are in deltoid shape with serrated edges, the color can be green or purple, can be also in the upper side green and down purple.

Shiso flower

Flower small that grow on stalk in inflorescence, the inflorescence can be green or purple

Shiso plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Shiso plant growing and care:

Slightly acid soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to high temperature

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn

How to prune:
No need to prune, unless using the leaves or design

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.2 m, 20-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
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 as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence, the inflorescence can be green or purple

Thinning the bloom:
If not using the seeds recommend to thinning

Pollination is done by:
Bees, fly

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Short life seeds, need to soaked on water for 12-24

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold, dry place

Sowing season:
Spring after the frost

Planting spacing:
30 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-1.5 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
7-30 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, full sun

Do the seeds require burying?
No, but better to save the seeds in cold place

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to trim the with the branch

Information about leaves:
Serrated edges, the color can be green or purple, can be also in the upper side green and down purple

Uses of Perilla leaves:
Cooked, stir fry, quiche, salad

Scientific name:

Perilla frutescens var. crispa

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