About Leucas cephalotes
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 hairs. 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.
*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|
|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
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Leucas cephalotes ?
Leucas cephalotes is commonly known as Head Leucas, bishkhapru, deokhumba, guma
How tall do Leucas cephalotes grow?
On average Leucas cephalotes grows 15 to 60 cm
What color are Leucas cephalotes ?
A Leucas cephalotes plant bears flowers of color White
When Leucas cephalotes blooms?
With enough light, Leucas cephalotes may produce White flowers in July-October
How hard is Leucas cephalotes to grow?
A Leucas cephalotes is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Leucas cephalotes need?
A Leucas cephalotes prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Leucas cephalotes need?
A Leucas cephalotes prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Leucas cephalotes need?
A Leucas cephalotes prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Leucas cephalotes like?
A Leucas cephalotes prefers 60o C
How often should I fertilize my Leucas cephalotes ?
To encourage Leucas cephalotes growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Does best in rich, well-draining soil.
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