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Boehmeria nivea

Common Name(s): Ramie
Family: Urticaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 45 to 365 (days)
Abs.Max=93° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=63° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 59 to 98 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 32° (F)
Soil pH: 5.4 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Sandy
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
A nettle without spines. Prefers deep soils of high fertility. Low salt tolerance. Hardy to zone 7.
No diseases found for the ten pathogens searched.
Material - fiber
Tropical-rainy, subtropical, temperate
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