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Lactuca Sativa

Botanical Name:

Lactuca sativa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Loamy, Well-Drained, Fertile 5.8-7.4 pH
Heat Tolerant
80℉ / 27℃
Cold Tolerant
23℉ / -5℃
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herb, Annual, Edible, Vegetable

Lifespan

Annual Zones 5-9

Plant Height

6-12 in / 15-30 cm

Flower

Small, yellow flowers on tall stalks, and the petals end in fine serrations.

Fruit

Tiny seeds with a dandelion-like tuft that aids in wind dispersal.

Benefits
Ornamental

Varieties of the lettuce plant present unique colors and foliage options suitable for decoration.

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae

Genus

Lactuca

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