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Organic African Coriander/Culantro plant

African coriander is used not only for sprinkling on curries but also for making medicines. Seeds, leaves and roots contain many beneficial ingredients. The leaves are rich in iron, calcium, riboflavin and carotene. African coriander is not only used to spread on curry but also to make herbs.

African coriander planting should be done in the shade If the sun is in a sunny spot, the coriander will bloom quickly and the leaves will get a little bit better. If it is in a shady place, the leaves will look good. From the second month after planting, the leaves may start transplanting

Soil: Use a well drained Organic potting soil mixed equally with sand and Vermicompost.

PotSize: 4 inch pot

Potting/Transplanting: The container selected must have proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots before putting the soil. Transplant the sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.

Outdoors, coriander prefers a cool position and light shade and very well-drained soil. Coriander is most commonly grown in a pot - either in a little shade on the patio or on a windowsill that doesn't receive direct, burning sunlight in summer and which doesn't get too hot.

They require about 1 inch of water per week for best growth. Thin seedlings to 6 inches apart so that they have room to develop healthy leaves. Once the plants are established, they do not need as much water per week. Keep them moist, but be careful not to overwater them.

Water: During the spring and summer months keep the soil slightly moist . Water liberally, approximately once per week but allow for slight drying between watering. Remove any excess water from pot saucer. Keep plant dry during the winter months.