Chinese kale is a member of the Brassica (Mustard) family. Its botanical name is Brassica oleracea (Alboglabra Group). The scientific name epithet oleracea means 'eaten as a vegetable'.
Chinese kale grows as an annual and is an edible vegetable / ornamental. Being an annual plant, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year.
Normally grows with a mound-forming habit.
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Chinese kale needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 7.2 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil). Chinese kale is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
See our list of companion Plants for Chinese kale to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These estimates for how long Chinese kale takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 4 days | Min 1 days | Max 28 days (16)
Average 26 days | Min 20 days | Max 42 days (5)
Average 34 days | Min 31 days | Max 41 days (4)
Chinese broccoli, Kai-lan, Gai-lan, Mustard oilplant, Chinese mustard, spoon vegetable, 芥蘭
Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
Misspellings: Kailann, Kai Lann, Gailon, Gai lon