Mexican coriander is part of the Eryngium genus and its scientific name is Eryngium foetidum. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Dark green. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Office Green colour. A type of flowering semi-edible herb, it mainly grows as a biennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a period of 2 years. Mexican coriander normally grows to a forb habit. Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.
Mexico is believed to be where Mexican coriander originates from.
Typically, Mexican coriander is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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Remove the flowering heads to promote leaf growth.
Mexican coriander likes a position of partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Mexican coriander requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Mexican coriander is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.
Keep soil constantly moist.
Direct sow outdoors in fall.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Mexican coriander about 56 days before your last frost date .
Leaves can be harvested when they are about 2 1/2 in long. If you prefer use gloves as the aroma of the recao is very strong.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mexican coriander so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Mexican coriander so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mexican coriander plants:
Foetidum = “fetid” in Latin, indicating that like cilantro, many people (possibly including Linnaeus himself) find the leaves distasteful.
Culantro, Bhandhanya, Chardon benit, Donnia, Culantro coyote, Fitweed, Long coriander, Wild coriander, Recao, Shado beni, Spiritweed, Ngò gai, Sawtooth, Saw-leaf herb, Cilantro cimarron, Thai coriander, Recao/culantro
Eryngium foetidum L.
Misspellings: Corriander, Corriandar
12 Mar 2012
This plants are doing good. They are in a big planter but I am going to experiment and transplant them to the ground.
Mexican coriander care instructions
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