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Plantain seeds

Plantain seeds

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Llanten: Main features:

The plantain (Plantago major), also known as the common plantain, is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. main features:

  • Leaves: They are elongated, lanceolate, rough in texture and have parallel veins. They can reach a length of up to 20 centimeters.
  • Flowers: The flowers are small and grouped in elongated spikes at the end of erect stems. They are usually pale green to white in color.
  • Habitat: Found throughout the world and common in meadows, paths, gardens and vacant lots.


Historical background:

Plantain has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Its leaves have been used to treat various ailments, especially respiratory and skin problems. It has also been used in cooking in some cultures.


  • Medicinal: It has been traditionally used to relieve respiratory conditions, coughs, throat irritations, and skin problems such as burns and insect bites. Its leaves can be prepared into infusions, ointments or poultices.
  • Culinary: In some regions, the young leaves have been used in salads and cooked dishes due to their slightly bitter flavor.

Planting time to harvest:

  • Sowing: Plantain can be planted in spring or autumn, depending on the region. The seeds are spread over the soil and gently pressed to make contact with the soil.
  • Harvesting: Leaves can be harvested at any time during the growing season, usually after 6 to 8 weeks of sowing.

Soil, climate and temperature:

  • Soil: Prefers well-drained soils rich in organic matter. Tolerates a wide range of soil types.
  • Climate: Plantain grows in temperate climates and can tolerate light frosts. Adapts to variable humidity conditions.
  • Temperature: It grows best at temperatures between 10°C and 25°C.

Most recommended planting method, planting depth and germination:

  • Sowing method: The most recommended method is direct sowing in the ground. The seeds are spread evenly over the prepared soil.
  • Sowing depth: Seeds are buried to a depth of approximately 0.5 cm.
  • Germination: Germination usually occurs in 10-14 days, but may vary depending on growing conditions.

Cultivation, irrigation and harvest:

  • Cultivation: The plantain is a resistant and low-maintenance plant. It does best in full sun, but can also grow in partial shade.

  • Irrigation: Keep the soil evenly moist, without waterlogging. Plantain is drought tolerant, but proper watering will promote healthier growth.

  • Harvesting: Leaves can be harvested as they grow, usually when they reach a suitable size. They can be cut with scissors or by hand. It is important to leave some leaves on the plant so that it continues to grow.

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