This growing plant is an insect repellent, it repels the cabbage white butterfly.
Apium graveolens is a biennial growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in). Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils. Wild celery has a long history of medicinal and food use.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Wild Celery. Ajmod, Ajwain-ka-patta (Indian)
|Maximum Reachable Height
|| 2.00 to 2.50 feet
||Green to white (2nd year)
||easy to grow
Planting and carePlants can be cut frequently, starting about 4 weeks after planting.It will regrow and remain productive over many months, though eventually will run to seed inspring.Leave a few plants to see in second season.Young seedlings can be transplanted to wheverver required.
Apium graveolens care
Prefers a rich moist soil in sun or semi-shade, but with some shade in the summer. It is tolerant of saline soils. The plants are fairly hardy, though they can be damaged by hard frosts.
|| well-drained soil
||10C / 50F
||Apply for organic fertilizer
Apium graveolens special feature
Plants may naturalize in the landscape through self-seeding.
Apium graveolens uses
- It is an aromatic bitter tonic herb that reduces blood pressure, relieves indigestion, stimulates the uterus and is anti-inflammatory
- The whole plant is harvested when fruiting and is usually liquidized to extract the juice