A tasty alternative to coriander
Papalo is an ancient herb said to originate from Mexico. Papalo is a pretty plant with attractive blue-green leaves. The plant can grow up to 3 ft tall and is great for pollinators. Fabulous substitute to coriander, Papalo thrives on warmth and light.
Scientific Name: Porophyllum ruderale
Plant Life Cycle: Annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 18C
Germination time in days: 7-20 days
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Well-drained soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds 12mm deep into moist well-drained seed compost. Kep soil at a temperature of. 22-25°C. Once seeds germinate reduce water and ensure good ventilation to prevent damping off. When seedlings are large enough to handle transplant to 8cm pots. Transplant out when danger of frost has passed and space by 30cm.