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Care of the plant Coriandrum sativum or Coriander.

Care of the plant Coriandrum sativum or Coriander

The genus Coriandrum, family Apiaceae, includes 2 species of annual plants: Coriandrum sativum and Coriandrum tordylium.

Common names: Coriander, Chinese parsley. This species is native to Western Asia and Southern Europe.

They are annual herbaceous plants that reach 50 cm in height. They have deep green leaves shaped very similar to parsley leaves. The flowers appear in groups and are white with hints of pink. They bloom in summer.

They are used in orchards, in gardens of aromatic plants and in pots for patios, terraces and balconies. You can consume the fresh or dried leaves and the ripened and sun-dried seeds on the plant itself.

Coriandrum sativum can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. It is an annual plant that completes its cycle in autumn and does not suffer from cold and frost.

They need well-drained soil that contains plenty of organic matter.

Water frequently so that the substrate is always damp but never watery. They do not resist drought.

Fertilize the soil with compost before planting.

Prune the flowers and withered leaves if we do not want to use the seeds.

They can be attacked by aphids, especially if they suffer from drought.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring.

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Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum
Coriandrum sativum
 

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