Basics

Ease of Growing
Temperamental
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
75-90 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Culantro is perennial in zones 10-11.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Culantro prefers warm, moist, shady conditions and will bolt if the plant receives too much light. It can tolerate hotter conditions than Parsley and Cilantro. It's a perfect plant where summers are hot and humid.

Outdoor Growing Temp
70°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
75°F

It slowly germinates and must have warm soil. Plant outdoors when the soil has warmed up to around 75˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
-
Water
Moderate

Keep the soil evenly moist.

Feeder
Moderate

Culantro does best in soil that is rich in organic matter and nutrients.

Suitability
High heat, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Culantro is a great container plant. Just be sure the soil is rich and well-draining. Plants will need pots at least 8" in diameter and at least 4" deep. If you live in a cool or dry climate, a container may be the only way to grow it.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
-
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
18.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-16.0"
Hardiness Zone
4-9
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Cilantro-like taste but more pungent. Flavor holds well when cooked or dried.