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Wasabia japonica

Wasabi is part of the Wasabia genus and its scientific name is Wasabia japonica. It is a herb that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Wasabi is known for its forb growing habit. Expect blooming to occur in late winter.

Japan is believed to be where Wasabi originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Wasabi is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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How to grow Wasabi

  • Full Shade

  • High

likes shade and plenty of moisture if not running water.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full shade and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Wasabi is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips.

See our list of companion Plants for Wasabi to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Wasabi from seed

Transplanting Wasabi

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Wasabi is a half hardy plant.

Common Wasabi problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Wasabi plants:

Other names for Wasabi

Wasabi care instructions

How long does Wasabi take to grow?

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