Purple-leaved Rice (Oryza Sativa Black Madras) 25 seeds (#880)

Tropical perennial grain, but most often (even in the tropics) grown as an annual.
Rice grows quickly in congenial conditions, and by late Summer is full size and fully mature - 40 cm in tall.
Grown for its foliage - deep burgundy leaves. You can grow purple-leaved rice in a bed or even in a paddy, but if you grow it in a pot you keep filled with water, then you can put it where the sun catches the purple leaves the best.
Flowers from July to September.
Grows better in full sun. You can grow rice right in the garden as long as the soil is rich and the plants never lack for water.
Rice is the world's most important agricultural crop for human consumption, providing one fifth of the total yearly caloric intake for our species. Rice has been cultivated for between 8,000 and 13,000 years, so it's no surprise that there are a lot of cultivars—several tens of thousands of them. To my knowledge, 'Black Madras' is the only one grown more for ornament than for food.
Read more: http://www.louistheplantgeek.com.

Genus - Oryza
Species - Sativa
Variety - Black Madras
Common name - Purple-leaved Rice
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Height - 0,40 mn
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average, moist
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Borders, pots
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Purple / --

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Sow seeds from February to May in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover seeds with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite.
Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag and put in warm place, and keep at a temperature of between +20-+25C.
Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged.
Germination time - 7-10 days.
When they first germinate, plants are often green. They begin to show purple coloring after about 8 leaves have developed. They will turn deepest purple once they are moved outside and planted in a border.

Purple-leaved Rice (Oryza Sativa Black Madras) 25 seeds (#880)

  • 2.09€
  • Ex Tax: 2.09€
  • Reward Points: 0

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