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Abelmoschus Esculentus Plant

Abelmoschus Esculentus Plant

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  • Comes with a self watering pot
  • 3-7 Days Delivery
  • Organic
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Description:

Step into the verdant realm of Abelmoschus esculentus, an embodiment of nature's bounty and botanical elegance. Curated by Vermi Organics, this plant merges agricultural richness with ornamental charm, making it a quintessential addition to gardens and culinary ventures alike.

About:

Abelmoschus esculentus, popularly known as okra or lady's finger, is a flowering plant boasting edible green seed pods. Originating from Africa, this warm-season crop has graced global cuisines and gardens with its distinctive flavor and unique pod structure. Beyond its culinary appeal, its tall, robust stems adorned with broad leaves and delicate yellow flowers make it a visual treat.

Benefits:

  • Nutritional Powerhouse: Okra pods are rich in vitamins C and K, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, making them a healthful addition to meals.

  • Soil Enhancer: The plant's deep roots can help break compacted soil, enhancing its structure.

  • Ornamental Appeal: Its bright yellow flowers with a burgundy center offer visual allure, blending seamlessly in floral gardens.

Type of Plant:

Outdoor. While Abelmoschus esculentus can be started indoors, it predominantly thrives in outdoor settings, given its need for space and sunlight.

Care:

  • Sunlight: Prefers full sunlight, ensuring robust growth and abundant pod yield.

  • Watering: Regular watering is vital, especially during flowering and pod formation. However, avoid waterlogged soil.

  • Soil: Thrives in well-draining soil with a neutral pH. Enriching with compost can boost growth.

  • Pruning: While not mandatory, removing old pods can stimulate new growth.

  • Pests: Keep an eye out for aphids and caterpillars. Natural predators or organic insecticidal soaps can address infestations.

Common Names:

Apart from Abelmoschus esculentus, this plant is widely recognized as okra, lady's finger, bhindi, gumbo, and bamia.

Specifications:

  • Height: Typically reaches heights of 4 to 6 feet.

  • Spread: Exhibits a spread of about 2 to 3 feet.

  • Bloom Color: Features radiant yellow flowers with a deep burgundy center.

  • Pod Color: Lush green, elongated pods that are ribbed in texture.

  • Growth Habit: Upright, branching stems with alternate leaves.

Special Features:

  • Heat Tolerance: Abelmoschus esculentus is notably heat-tolerant, making it perfect for warm climates.

  • Rapid Growth: With proper care, the plant can produce pods within two months of planting.

  • Versatile Culinary Use: From stir-fries and soups to pickles and stews, its pods offer diverse culinary applications.

Uses:

  • Culinary Ingredient: Abelmoschus esculentus is a staple in various cuisines, appreciated for its texture and mild taste.

  • Garden Ornament: Its striking flowers and unique pods add a distinctive touch to gardens.

  • Medicinal Uses: Traditionally, okra has been used in folk medicine for its potential health benefits.

  • Natural Dye: Some cultures use okra as a base for preparing natural green dyes.

With Abelmoschus esculentus from Vermi Organics, gardeners can anticipate a harmonious blend of taste, nutrition, and aesthetics. Embark on a journey with this plant, witnessing the magic it unfurls in gardens and kitchens. Embrace the essence of nature, one pod at a time.

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