12 strokes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
699 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 植物 【ショクブツ】 plant, vegetation
  • 植樹 【ショクジュ】 tree-planting
  • 写植 【シャショク】 phototypesetting
  • 拓殖 【タクショク】 colonization, colonisation, development, settlement, exploitation

Kun reading compounds

  • 植える 【うえる】 to plant, to grow, to raise, to insert, to transplant, to implant, to set (type), to inoculate (e.g. an infectious agent), to instill (idea, value, etc.), to inculcate
  • 植わる 【うわる】 to be planted


Japanese names:
うえ、 え、 げ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sig, chi


  • planta
  • plantar
  • crecer
  • ser plantado


  • planta


  • planter
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