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Leucas cephalotes - Plant

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Leucas cephalotes (Head Leucas) is an annual herb with stems erect, unbranched or with few branches.

Head Leucas is an annual herb with stems erect, unbranched or with few branches, 10 to 50 cm, leafy, hairy with spreading and adpressed retrorse hai Leaves are narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate, nearly entire to slightly toothed, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short glandular hairs denser below.

Leaf-stalk on lower leaves is nearly-absent to about 5 mm.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Head Leucas, bishkhapru, deokhumba, guma
Maximum Reachable Height 15 to 60 cm
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time July-October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Leucas cephalotes care

Direct sowing is recommended as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant seeds 1.27 cm deep. Snow will not 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
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 60o C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Leucas cephalotes special feature

Mature lettuce gets bitter and woody and it will go bad quickly, so check your garden everyday.

Leucas cephalotes uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

Culinary Use:

  • It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas

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