Cilantro Plant Info

Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a versatile herb with a distinctive aroma that can add flavor and freshness to many dishes. It’s a cool-season crop that can tolerate light frost but will bolt in hot weather. 

Coriandrum sativum
Cilantro
Coriander
Chinese parsley
Dhania
Kothmir
Koriander
Kusbara
Pak chee
Wansoy
Yuen sai
Santo
Calypso
Leisure
Jantar
Moroccan
White or pink flowers

Water

Cilantro needs moderate to high amounts of water to grow well. It's best to water it whenever the soil feels dry to the touch, but not soggy or waterlogged. Hydrate it more frequently in hot or windy weather, and less frequently in cool or humid weather. When you're growing the herb indoors, water it until the excess liquid drains out of the bottom of the pot, preferably once or twice a week.

Sunlight

Cilantro needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight and some afternoon shade in hot climates to grow well and to prevent bolting and wilting.

Soil

The herb grows best in well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Though it can grow in poor soil, it benefits from organic matter and compost. When growing cilantro indoors, plant it in a light, fluffy, and well-drained herb or vegetable potting mix.

Fertilizer

Cilantro needs moderate amounts of fertilizer to grow well. Ideally, apply an organic fertilizer that's low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus and potassium to prevent bolting and to promote root and flower development, and disease resistance.

Pruning

Trim occasionally to remove dead or diseased leaves, to encourage new growth, and to prevent bolting. Pruning cilantro also provides a regular harvest of fresh leaves for culinary use.

Propagation

Propagating cilantro by seeds is the most common and easiest method. You can sow them directly in the soil or in pots indoors or outdoors.

Thrives in

Cool weather with moderate to high moisture levels.

Toxicity

Not toxic to humans or pets

Pests & Diseases

Aphids
Spider mites
Potato beetles
Carrot flies
Cutworms
Leaf miners
Powdery mildew
Root rot
Leaf spot

Landscaping Ideas

Borders
Beds
Containers
Hanging baskets
Window boxes

Last Updated: September 21, 2023

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