About Lepidium Meyenii
Cape gooseberry is a perennial, somewhat vining plant usually reaching 2-3 ft. in height. Under good conditions it can reach 6 ft, but will need support. The purplish, spreading branches are ribbed and covered with fine hairs.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Lepidium Meyenii, Maca,Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10 m|
|Flower Colour ||purplish-green|
|Bloom Time ||January-February.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careStart with pruning shears for smaller growth. Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick. A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Lepidium Meyenii care
An accurate soil test will tell you where your pH currently stands. Acidic (sour) soil is counteracted by applying finely ground limestone, and alkaline (sweet) soil is treated with ground sulfur.If you order roses from a mail-order company, order early, in January or February (March at the latest). They are usually shipped in the spring as bare roots when plants are fully dormant, well before they have leafed out
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil |
|Temperature ||28 to 55 °F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Lepidium Meyenii special feature
It has a strange property, since, as they grow with this root,
Lepidium Meyenii uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru
- It was found at the Meseta of BomBom close to Junin Lake in the Andes
- It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl (a fused hypocotyl and taproot), which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Lepidium Meyenii?
Lepidium Meyenii is commonly known as Lepidium Meyenii, Maca,Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry, Husk Cherry, Peruvian Ground Cherry
How tall do Lepidium Meyenii grow?
On average Lepidium Meyenii grows 10 m
What color are Lepidium Meyenii?
A Lepidium Meyenii plant bears flowers of color purplish-green
When Lepidium Meyenii blooms?
With enough light, Lepidium Meyenii may produce purplish-green flowers in January-February.
How hard is Lepidium Meyenii to grow?
A Lepidium Meyenii is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Lepidium Meyenii need?
A Lepidium Meyenii prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Lepidium Meyenii need?
A Lepidium Meyenii prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Lepidium Meyenii need?
A Lepidium Meyenii prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Lepidium Meyenii like?
A Lepidium Meyenii prefers 28 to 55 °F
How often should I fertilize my Lepidium Meyenii?
To encourage Lepidium Meyenii growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Saturday, 01 February 2020
perfect gift for your office and home.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Fresh and beautiful, Must buy!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.
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