Okra (Ladies' Fingers/Ochro/Abelmoschus Esculentus)
- Plant Care
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is a flowering plant that is grown as an annual in most regions, though the species is a perennial plant in the dry tropical regions where it is native. Okra is sometimes used as a landscape plant for its attractive flowers. However, it is usually grown as a vegetable crop for its edible seed pods that appear after the flowers bloom.
Okra is easy to grow and use and looks lovely throughout the growing season due to its beautiful flowers. The okra plant has an upright, branching growth habit; the palmate leaves have five to seven lobes, and the flowers are yellow or white, often with purplish centers. The plants grow quickly and will take close to two months to produce seed pods.
- Okra grows best with six to eight hours of full sun each day.Keep the soil of young plants evenly moist but not soggy.Okra does best in rich, well-draining soils with a slightly acidic soil.15 – 35 °CAn all-purpose fertilizer works well and helps ensure that new leaves will grow continuously.
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