How to Grow Jute

Save

Jute is the common name for any plant in the Corchorus genus, which contains up to 100 species. White jute (Corchorus capsularis) and Tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius) have commercial importance as sources of natural fiber. The great majority of cultivated jute grows in the Ganges delta, and gardeners in other regions also grow jute as ornamental plants. Jute grows readily from seed and requires little maintenance in warm areas.

Things You'll Need

  • Planting pot
  • Potting soil
  • Peat
  • Purchase jute seeds from a commercial seed provider. Jute is rare in the United States, so you may not be able to obtain an adult plant.

  • Plant jute outside in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 and higher. This plant grows best in a hot, humid climate and cannot tolerate freezing temperatures. Most gardeners in the United States must grow jute in a container.

  • Fill a planting pot with rich potting soil. Mix peat with the soil as needed to lower the soil pH to between 5.1 and 6.8.

  • Sow the jute seeds on top of the soil, separating them by at least 1 inch. Cover the seeds with the thinnest possible layer of soil.

  • Place the pot in a warm, sunny location. A southern window is frequently the best choice for growing jute indoors. Keep the soil moist with at least 2 inches of water per week.

  • Remove all the jute seedlings from the pot except the tallest one when it reaches 6 to 8 inches in height. This typically requires less than one month, and the plant will reach maturity in about four months.

  • Place the jute plant outside in full sun whenever the outside temperature is above room temperature.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

  • How to Install Erosion Control Fabric

    Fabrics to control erosion come in several types including coconut fiber and jute backing. Coir is an erosion control fabric made of...

  • How to Grow Green Beans

    Green beans need full sun, well-drained soil and frequent harvesting to keep crisp pods coming all season.

  • How to Plant a Palm Tree From Seed

    If you're thinking about how nice palm trees would look in your garden, you'll have to decide if you want to plant...

  • How to Clean Jute Rugs

    Second only to cotton in its versatility and production, jute is a vegetable fiber that can be spun into long coarse threads...

  • How to Grow a Bonsai From a Seed

    Bonsai trees are essentially dwarf or miniature versions of larger trees, pruned and conditioned to grow in this fashion. Bonsai "seed" is...

  • How to Repair Jute Rug Binding

    Jute rugs are made from natural fibers and are usually woven or braided. Because of the nature of the jute fiber, they...

  • How to Grow Annual Mallow (Lavatera Trimestris)

    Like a hollyhock on steroids, this beautiful plant has big, lush flowers and rich colors that visitors will notice right away. It's...

  • How to Install Jute Netting

    Jute netting is ideal for erosion control, especially when laid over a layer of mulch. The jute helps stabilize the mulch, and...

  • Types of Jute

    Jute is a naturally occurring, inexpensive fiber that is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Because of its natural golden shine, jute is also...

  • Jute in the Use of Sofas

    Jute, or burlap as it is also called, is a natural plant fiber that can be spun into thread. The fiber has...

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Make a Vertical Clay Pot Garden

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!