Leucas cephalotes - Plant
Common name: Leucas cephalotes
Bloom time: July-October
Height: 15–60 cm.
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Direct sowing is recommended as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant seeds ½ inch deep. Snow won’t hurt them, but a desiccating cold wind will.
If you want an earlier crop, however, you may start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost date for an earlier crop. Harden off seedlings for about one week,
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 60o C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- You should be able to sow additional seeds every two weeks for a continuous harvest throughout the growing season.
- Fertilize 3 weeks after transplanting.
- Lettuce prefers soil that is high in humus, with plenty of compost and a steady supply of nitrogen to keep if growing fast.
- Use organic alfalfa meal or a slow-release fertilizer.
Mature lettuce gets bitter and woody and it will go bad quickly, so check your garden everyday.
- Unverified information It is cultivated for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets.
- One of the plant s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for snakebite.
- It is also steeped in water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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