Not to be confused with the eye-watering condiment, true Wasabi Japonica has many health benefits (it’s being studied for its ability to kill cancerous cells!) and loves heavy shade and moist soil. It’s a hungry plant who likes plenty of nutrients, so fertilize it once every 3-4 months to encourage growth and keep it healthy.
Wasabi Japonica, also known as Japanese horseradish, is native to Japan and belongs to the cabbage family.
Wasabi plant is a Low air purifier
Wasabi plants are pet friendly but never give out the roots to your pests as these are very discomforting for them.
Water regularly when the soil is dry about one to two inches down. Wasabi plants grow best in well draining pots where they are in moist soil constantly.
Wasabi plants don't like to be in direct sun. They do best in a shaded warm environment with high humidity.
Fertilize once every 3 months or so and use a sulfur rich fertilizer or a 12-12-12 fertilizer.
Once every two years should be enough. Wasabi plants aren't particularly quick growing for a vegetable.
Remove limp or wilted leaves to prevent the spread of any diseases and to train your Wasabi to push its energy to its roots and healthy leaves
Unfortunately Wasabi plants are quite susceptible to pests. To make sure yours doesn't get any, check regularly and hose down the plant from time to time, outside or in a shower to remove any critters that are present.