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How Long Does Cilantro Take to Grow

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How Long Does Cilantro Take to Grow

The botanical name of Cilantro is Coriandrum Sativum. Cilantro is widely used in many dishes and cuisines; however, unlike other herbs, and you may not see cilantro growing in anyone’s home garden. They can be found outside somewhere.

This is due to the reason that it is challenging to grow cilantro which is not true. In this article, we will check how long cilantro takes to grow and whether it can be grown from cuttings. For all the facts and information, you need to read this article till the end.

Here are some of the tips you will get to know how to grow cilantro in no time, so it will not take much longer to grow cilantro if you have a complete guide on how to do it.

There is a little difference between cilantro and coriander as they are both derived from Coriandrum Sativum.

Some countries where Coriandrum leaves and stems are called Cilantro, and in some, their dried leaves are called coriander. However, there are some countries where both leaves and dried seeds are called coriander. So, different countries have different names for the two categories derived from the same source.

Methods To Grow Cilantro

Methods To Grow Cilantro

Cilantro can be grown in soil as well as the soilless environment as you like to grow them. Let us discuss both methods here.

Grow Cilantro in Water

If you live at a place where the soil is not available or not favorable so in that you need not worry as Cilantro can be grown without soil and just in water. Take a deep vessel or glass bottle in which you need to fill water, dip the seedlings in that and wait for a few weeks, and you will see roots coming out of those seedlings. Just make sure to change the water to avoid the death of cutting. You can also use liquid fertilizers to help in the growth of cilantro. Please keep the leaves above the water when they grow.

Grow Cilantro in Soil

Cilantro grows very well in the drained soil. It would help if you put the cutting in the seedling soil mixture. Once you see them growing, you need to replace them in a pot. Except this, you can also put them directly in a pot or wooden box with good depth. As Cilantro has a tap root system, so they easily grow in any wooden box, container, and pot, etc.

How To Grow Cilantro from Cutting? 

How To Grow Cilantro from Cutting

How to grow cilantro from cuttings, if this is what you are looking for, first, you need to collect a few cuttings for a regular pot as the cilantro can be grown without the seeds.  While collecting the seedlings, it is advised to get them in a group and not get just one or two as they will not grow.

This is because they will not be able to maintain that type of environment. If they are in a group, it will be quite easy for them to survive as they can easily provide appropriate shade and humidity to each other.

Cuttings You May Need

There are two types of cuttings that you need to grow Cilantro. Let us discuss step by step.

Root Cutting: This is a very easy and fast-growing technique to use for cilantro. You need to cut the root with three inches of stem and use it right away as it will be fresh. It would help if you did not store it to be used later as it will not be effective then. If you use it freshly cut, then it will help in enhancing the rate of germination, and this will help in the fast growth of your cilantro. 

Stem Cutting: Another method to grow cilantro is to use stem cutting. If you have brought fresh cilantro from the market, then you need to follow this technique for them. You need to separate the leaves for your use, and you can use the stems for growing cilantro for you. You need to cut the stem 3-4 inches and place them as it is for some time. You need to put the root side down and shoot the side in an upward direction, to be precise, so that your cilantro will grow with proper technique and with the best result.

To grow cilantro, you need to take care of good soil if you are growing them in soil, change the water timely if you are growing in water. Take care of temperatures, and they will show roots in 2 weeks.

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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