- About Kochia
- How To Grow Kochia
- Benefits of Kochia
- Maintenance Tips
- Shipping Info
Kochia Scoparia or Summer Cypress is a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant grown as ornamental as well as forage plant. It is a quick growing plant that tends to form rounded or pyramid body of dense leaves and branches. Young plants of Kochia are bright green and color but turn red in colder climate as they mature.
Loamy Soil, Poitting Soil Mix
Every 11-12 Month
1. Buy kochia seeds which has rough triangular appearance and is flat, grayish-black in color. It grows better in summers and springs.
2. Choose a terra cotta pot. Plant the seeds depth of 1/4 of an inch below the soil's surface. Avoid planting the kochia seeds too deep. Preferable to have 4-5 seeds per pot.
3. Once the seeds emerged make sure that you have only 2-3 best seedlings. They do not compete well against weeds and grasses.
4. Keep the seeds moist until germination occurs. Once the seeds start to grow, water the seedlings once per week.
5. Keep kochia trimmed back to prevent the plant from producing seeds which can spread rapidly in the garden and become a nuisance.
6. Harvest should take place when the plants stand 18 to 26 inches in height.
1. Ornamental purpose
1. Thin and finely cut leaves of Kochia add to its ornamental value.
2. Kochia requires bright sunlight and moderate water.
3. The field where kochia is grown should be kept relatively weed free for optimum growth of kochia plants.
1. Avoid over-fertilizing and over-watering, as it is hardy plant.