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Sesame Plant

Sesamum indicum

Sesame Plant is part of the Sesamum genus and its scientific name is Sesamum indicum. A type of edible herb, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Normally reaching to a mature height of 2.44 feet (75.0 cm).

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How to grow Sesame Plant

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Sesame will perform best on fertile and well-drained soils, such as silt loams. It is adapted to sandy loam soils, provided there is adequate moisture during seedling establishment. Sesame must be planted shallow, preferably 1/2" deep. It is best to moisten the soil before planting.1

Sesame Plant likes a position of full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately.

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

Growing Sesame Plant from seed

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Common Sesame Plant problems

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