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The Apium graveolens is also known as the wild celery plant. It is a biennial shrub that grows up to a height of 0.5 to 0.6 metres. It belongs to the family Apiaceae or Umbelliferae. It is widely grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world for it medicinal and edible characteristics.
The Apium graveolens is famously known as the wild celery plant. It hails from the Apiaceae or the Umbelliferae family.
The wild celery plant is widely cultivated in the central and southern Europe, including Britain to the temperate regions of Asia and Africa.
The plant is generally grown as a flavouring agent or a medicinal plant.
The wild celery plant is fairly easy to grow and to maintain.
The plant generally grows in ditches, by rivers and other damp locations, especially near the sea in salt marshes.
The plant does not tolerate frost.
The Apium graveolens can grow up to a maximum height of 2 feet or 0.6 metres and can spread up to a distance of 1 feet or 0.3 metres.
The wild celery plant should be exposed to full sun for perfect growth.
However, the plant also grows well if it is planted in a region that receives partial shade.
During summer, the plant should be prevented from the direct rays of the sun.
The wild celery has moderate water requirements.
The plant should be watered thoroughly and proper gaps should be maintained between subsequent watering.
The soil in the vicinity of the plant root must be kept moist.
Any general purpose fertilizer that has an equal proportion of N-P-K can be applied to the Apium graveolens.
It can be fertilized for three weeks regularly, after plantation.
The fertilizer can be diluted with water and added to the base of the plant.
The wild celery is used in culinary as well as a medicine.
It reduces blood pressure, relieves indigestion, cures hysteria and stimulates the uterus.