Botanical Name of Lady Finger

General Morphological Features of Ladies Finger

Ladies finger or Okra is one of the popular vegetables of India, and in more common terms, it is known as Bhindi. The growing season of ladies' fingers is summer, and their vegetative flower is extremely beautiful and of light yellow colour. Although it may also be grown in the winters. One of the main reasons why many farmers prefer growing okra is that they need very little care and water. They need at least six hours of sunlight for their proper growth.


Botanical Name of Ladies Finger

The botanical name of the lady’s finger is Abelmoschus esculentus and is commonly known as Okara. 


Classification of Ladies Finger

  • Kingdom: Plantae

  • Clade: Tracheophytes

  • Clade: Angiosperms

  • Clade: Eudicots

  • Clade: Rosids

  • Order: Malvales

  • Family: Malvaceae

  • Genus: Abelmoschus

  • Species: esculentus 


How to do the Harvesting of Okra? 

Harvesting okra pods once they bloom must be done quickly. Pick ladies' finger pods as soon as they are mature to encourage regrowth. Ladies' fingers are 2 to 3 inches long when fully grown. A fresh pod will emerge if you cut the pods just above the cap. This method can be repeated throughout the season until the plant stops producing pods. 

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FAQs on Botanical Name of Lady Finger

1. What is the common Name of Ladies Finger Plant?

Ladies finger is a plant with so many common names like okra, bhindi, etc.

2. Write the classification of Ladies Finger Plant?

Classification of ladies finger:

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Malvaceae

Genus: Abelmoschus

Species: Esculentus

3. How to prepare the soil for growing the crop of ladies' fingers?

To prepare the soil for growing the crop of ladies' fingers, you will need to keep certain things in mind. As okra is grown over such a long period, the soil eventually becomes depleted of nutrients. Fertilising the soil after the initial crop is harvested will benefit the subsequent batches of ladies' finger pods.

4. How to irrigate the plants of ladies' fingers? 

Although the ladies' finger plant is a warm-weather crop, it still needs to be watered every day to keep growing. You can water once in the morning when the sun is still low in the sky. Watering the plant twice a day at its peak growth stage will aid the pods.


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