Ornamental Kale “Brassica oleracea”

25.00 د.إ

Ornamental kale, also known as flowering kale or decorative kale, is a cultivar of Brassica oleracea, the same species as edible kale and cabbage. It’s prized for its colorful and intricately ruffled leaves, which form a rosette-like shape. Ornamental kale is primarily grown for its ornamental value and is commonly used in landscaping, containers, and seasonal displays

Description

Ornamental kale, also known as flowering kale or decorative kale, is a cultivar of Brassica oleracea, the same species as edible kale and cabbage. It’s prized for its colorful and intricately ruffled leaves, which form a rosette-like shape. Ornamental kale is primarily grown for its ornamental value and is commonly used in landscaping, containers, and seasonal displays.

Here are some care tips for ornamental kale:

  1. Light Requirements: Ornamental  thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers a sunny location with at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily to maintain vibrant leaf color. However, it can tolerate some shade, especially in hot climates.
  2. Temperature: Ornamental  is a cool-season plant and performs best in cooler temperatures. It can tolerate light frosts and may even develop more intense leaf colors in cooler weather. Protect plants from extreme heat, as high temperatures can cause the leaves to wilt and lose color.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water ornamental kale regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering and root rot.
  4. Soil: Plant ornamental  in well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. A loamy soil enriched with organic matter works well. Ensure that the soil is loose and aerated to promote healthy root growth.
  5. Fertilization: Ornamental kale generally does not require frequent fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season (spring to fall) to promote healthy growth and leaf color.
  6. Pruning: Remove any dead, damaged, or discolored leaves as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance. You can also trim back overgrown or leggy stems to encourage bushier growth. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.
  7. Pests and Diseases: Ornamental kale is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it may occasionally be affected by aphids, cabbage loopers, or fungal infections. Monitor plants regularly for signs of pests or disease and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicides as needed.
  8. Seasonal Display: Ornamental kale is often used in seasonal displays, such as fall and winter containers, flower beds, or mixed plantings. It pairs well with other cool-season annuals, such as pansies, violas, and ornamental grasses, to create colorful and textural arrangements.

Ornamental kale is a versatile and low-maintenance plant that adds beauty and interest to gardens, landscapes, and containers. With its vibrant leaf colors and unique foliage texture, it’s a valuable addition to any garden design.

Reasons to buy from Plantssouq

– 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
– Free Delivery within 24 Hours (Inside Dubai)
– We Deliver your order in 3 Days Outside Dubai

Additional information

Overall Hight

20-30 Cm

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Ornamental Kale “Brassica oleracea””

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

X

Select options This product has multiple variants. The options may be chosen on the product page