How to grow Watercress

Watercress grow and care – leaf plant of the genus Nasturtium also known as Water cress, Watercress perennial evergreen or annual plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10 as perennial, 3-5 as annual

Watercress leaves

Leaves grow in Pinnation shape andgrow in radial structure, the color green, sprout also edible, stems edible the color is green and the stems hollow

Flower color white-green the size 1-2 mm the flowers grow in clusters

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How to grow Watercress growing and care:

Living in or near water, slightly alkaline,

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant?
0.3-1 m, 12-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Big 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:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small white-green flowers grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut in the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Leaves grow in Pinnation shape andgrow in radial structure, the color green, sprout also edible

Uses of Watercress leaves:
Salad, herb, spreads

Scientific name:

Nasturtium officinale

How to grow Watercress

Growing Watercress plant

Watercress plant flowers

Watercress plant care

Watercress plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Water plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of 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

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