Zaatar growing shrub of the genus Origanum and also known as Biblical-hyssop, Zaatar perennial evergreen plant and also used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.
Leaves green the size 1-3 cm, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick.
Buds are edible in green or purple color, flower small white that grow on stalk in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Zaatar growing and care:
Well drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist, and water on the leaves
Recommended planting season?
Spring / in warm climate also all year, in desert winter-autum
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Zaatar shrub?
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
0.3-1.6 m (1-5 feet) tall, wide 0.4-1.5 m
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (in cold climate or )/ Half Shade / Full shade (in warm climate)
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but require light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring – summer
General information about the flower
Small white or purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence, the buds can be green or purple
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning better for the growth of the leaves
Pollination is done by:
How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Zaatar?
Bending a branch over and covering it with earth
The best time for vegetative reproduction in Zaatar:
Spring / Autumn
How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Zaatar?
Leaves harvesting season
In cold climate Spring / Summer / Autumn, in warm climate all year
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Leaves ovate in green color the size 1-3 cm
Uses of Zaatar leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices, spreads