20 (30)cm, Culantro or Mexican Coriander is a subtropical perennial from Mexico and South America and makes a basal rosette of glossy, slightly leathery, dark green leaves with somewhat spiny margins and a very broad umbel of unconspicuous flowers. Fresh, young and still rather smooth leaves are used in numerous dishes throughout Asia and South America. Leaves can be excellently dried for they will maintain their flavor. In order to promote the growth of the leaf rosette, the flower stalk should be cut away in summer. For any rich substrate in full sun throughout the year and a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VIII.