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Cotton

Gossypium hirsitum

Also known as

Katoen(Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

From the Malvaceae family a tropical and subtropical plant that is commercially grown to make cotton fabric and thread. Oil and a protein-rich flour are also obtained from the seed. The white fluff is used as cotton fabric and to make thread. The seeds can be used to make oil or grined into flour.

Harvesting

The seedpod burst open and expose the fluffy ball of cotton to be harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Sowing time in Spring. Sowing double the seed size. Germination time about 4-15 days if soil is warm.

Special Features

Crop rotation

Heavy feeder

Uses

The white fluff is used as cotton fabric and to make thread. The seeds can be used to make oil or grined into flour.

Medicinal

Cotton help promote blood clotting.