How to grow Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica growing herbaceous of the genus Urtica also known as Common nettle or Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible leaves, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10

Leaves edible color deltoid to oval shape with serrated margin (better to grow it shade).

Urtica dioica flower

Flower color green to brown, small and grow on stems.

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How to grow Urtica dioica growing and care:

Moist soil

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 40-80 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Green to brown small flowers and grow on stems

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year, in cold climate mostly in the spring to summer, in hotter climate autumn to spring

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish harvest freely

Information about leaves:
Deltoid to oval shape with serrated margin (better to grow it shade)

Uses of Name leaves:
Cook, fill for dough, soup

Scientific name:

Urtica dioica

How to grow Urtica dioica

Urtica dioica plant

Urtica dioica


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Leafy vegetables
Flower colors
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Medical uses
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9