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Humus Terra

Garden orchid leaves presented in different shades of purple and green. Some of the leaves are completely purple, while others have green edges or veins.


Artiplex hortensis L.

Sowing: March; Almost forgotten kitchen plant.

  • FamilyAmaranthaceae
  • Variety"Reds from Săhăteni", "Greens from Tyrol".
  • Life cycleAnnual
  • Art of reproductionGenerative (seed)
  • Isolation distance100 m
  • Minimum number of plants (necessary to preserve the properties of the variaty)5-10
  • Germination capacity2 év
  • PollinationCross-pollinated, wind pollinated. Tends to self-seed.
  • Selection criteriaLeaf (size, color, fleshiness), ability to regenerate quickly after cutting.
  • UseKitchen, phytotherapy, Dyeing plant