Chichorium intybus - Plant

Chicory herb plants are easy to grow in the garden as a cool season crop. Seeds and transplants are the primary means of growing chicory.
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About Chichorium intybus

It is a perennial, with a tap root like the Dandelion.

The stems are 2 to 3 feet high, the lateral branches numerous and spreading, given off at a very considerable angle from the central stem, so that the general effect of the plant, though spreading, is not rich and full, as the branches stretch out some distance in each direction and are but sparsely clothed with leaves of any considerable size. The general aspect of the plant is somewhat stiff and angular.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name chicory
Maximum Reachable Height 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Flower Colour clear blue flowers
Bloom Time Flowers not showy
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Arrange the soil. Chicory can live or grow within well drained land where is fertile with nutrients.
  • Spread the plant/seeds for 9 inches to 1.5 foot apart with 1.5 inches deep.
  • Expect the plant/seeds to sprout and separate seedlings to have them grown up over 8 inches apart.
  • Remove the wild weeds from your sprouts and spray water onto them well.
  • This phase is the time when seed Chicory starts to shoot or germinate.
  • Trim their roots on a straight line, one to three inches above its crown.
  • Grow the cut roots to stimulate the crown to be one or three inches on top of the ground.
  • Store other upturned pots above the root tops.
  • The tender and small leaves are harvested after around 7 weeks.

    Chichorium intybus care

    It is more common on gravel or chalk, especially on the downs of the south-east coast, and in places where the soil is of a light and sandy nature, when it is freely to be found on waste land.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature (5° to 30°C)
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Chichorium intybus special feature

    Chicory has become a significant weed in some areas.

    Chichorium intybus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

    Medicinal Use:

    • Chicory is used for loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, liver and gallbladder disorders, cancer, and rapid heartbeat
    • etc

    Culinary Use:

    • Many varieties are cultivated for salad leaves, chicons (blanched buds), or for roots, which are baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute and additive

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Chichorium intybus ?

    Chichorium intybus is commonly known as chicory

    How tall do Chichorium intybus grow?

    On average Chichorium intybus grows 0.50 to 1.00 feet

    What color are Chichorium intybus ?

    A Chichorium intybus plant bears flowers of color clear blue flowers

    When Chichorium intybus blooms?

    With enough light, Chichorium intybus may produce clear blue flowers flowers in Flowers not showy

    How hard is Chichorium intybus to grow?

    A Chichorium intybus is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Chichorium intybus need?

    A Chichorium intybus prefers Full sun

    How much water does a Chichorium intybus need?

    A Chichorium intybus prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Chichorium intybus need?

    A Chichorium intybus prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Chichorium intybus like?

    A Chichorium intybus prefers (5° to 30°C)

    How often should I fertilize my Chichorium intybus ?

    To encourage Chichorium intybus growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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    Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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