Vietnamese coriander

Vietnamese coriander

Persicaria odorata

Plant family

Synonyms

Rau Răm, Laksa Leaf, Vietnamese Cilantro, Phak Phai, Praew Leaf, Hot Mint, Cambodian Mint, Vietnamese Mint

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

25 cm

Row spacing

28 cm

Seeding depth

0 cm

Instructions

Description

Vietnamese coriander belongs to the knotweed family and is botanically unrelated to the true coriander. It is a perennial plant that can reach growth heights of up to 50 cm. The leaves are lanceolate to pointed, are mint green and show a reddish discoloration in the middle, which can be partly missing. The light pink to purple colored flowers appear between mid-July to mid-September.

Origin:

The homeland is in Southeast Asia, especially in the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam.

Growing tips

Vietnamese coriander is difficult to propagate further by seed, but very easy to propagate by division.

Companion Plants

No companion plants

Antagonistic Plants

No antagonistic plants

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests