Purple Shiso (Perilla)

紫蘇葉

(Perilla frutescens)

Growing Facts

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Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily

Moderate amount of water

 Grow it in a container that is at least 6-8 inches deep and wide, with drainage holes at the bottom

Space the seedlings 6-12 inches apart

To ensure that most of of your shiso seeds germinate, soak them in water for 24 hours before seeding 

Fun Facts
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The leaves of the purple shiso has the function of antiseptics
The oil of purple shiso seed can be used a natural pigment