The leaves are most commonly referred to as cilantro and have a much different taste from the seeds, one that is similar to parsley with a dash of citrus flavor.
Outdoors, containers (sow directly in pots, do not transplant as root disturbance causes early bolting), hydroponics.
Cilantro / Coriander grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches (45 - 60cm).
Cilantro / Coriander plants should be spaced 9 to 12 inches (22 - 30cm) apart.
Preferred pH Range
Cilantro / Coriander will grow in a relatively wide pH range between 6.1 (mildly acidic) and 7.8 (mildly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.5 and 7.5.
From seed. Direct sow outdoors after last frost. Start seeds indoors six weeks before planting outdoors.
Seed Germination Period
7 to 10 days.
Seeds Per Gram (Approximate)
Between 110 and 150.
Deep, fertile, light or heavy, but well-draining.
Alternative Growing Media
Soilless potting mixes, perlite, vermiculite, rockwool, coco peat, Oasis foam.
Time From Seed to Saleable Plant
Sun & Lighting Requirements
Cilantro / Coriander grown outdoors for Coriander seed prefers full sun. Cilantro / Coriander grown outdoors for leaves can tolerate some shade.
Water on a regular schedule, do not overwater.
Potential Pests & Diseases
Aphids, thrips, mites, & whitefly. Minimal disease issues.
Cilantro / Coriander is known to attract bees, butterflies or birds, has fragrant blossoms and aromatic foliage. Cilantro / Coriander self-sows freely; remove flowers (deadhead) if you do not want volunteer seedlings the following season.
PLANTING CORIANDER IN A POT
HOW TO STORE CORIANDER LEAVES