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Plant of the labiates family

The Labiatae family , currently known as lamiales or lamiaceae, comprises approximately 3,000 species of plants distributed throughout the world. In this post, I will share with you 3 plants of this great family.

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Coral (Salvia splendens)

La Salvia splendens, also known as Coral, is a herbaceous or sub – woody plant annual or biennial 0.10 to 1 cm tall, belonging to the family of Labiatae and originated in China and Japan. Perfect flower beds in gardens, flowerpots and balconies.

It has ovate leaves 5 to 10 centimeters long, dark green, and tubular flowers, 3 to 4 cm long; You can find them in red, white, purplish or bluish, depending on the varieties, from spring to autumn.

Provide a light and well-fertilized soil, as well as full luminosity (susceptible to the midday sun in summer plantations), a humid or dry atmosphere and a watering every other day.

On the other hand, it uses organic compost and bone meal before planting, and propagates through seeds. This plant is resistant to parasitic causes and susceptible to frost; tolerated up to 4 ° C.

Stachys (Stachys lanata)

The Stachys lanata , also known as Stachys, is a, rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of up to 0.10 m tall, belonging to the family of Labiatae and originated in China and Japan. Perfect for bordering beds, rock gardens and balcony planters.

It has simple 10 cm long leaves covered with white villi and small red flowers arranged in inflorescences that appear in spring and summer. Provide Stachys lanata with loose soil, free from waterlogging; a weekly watering in summer and every 15 days in winter; and a dry atmosphere.

It does not require compost. It propagates by segment, division of the bush in spring. Remove the soil in spring around the plant.

Ajuga (Ajuga reptans)

The Ajuga reptans, also known as Ajuga, is a perennial herbaceous plant , stoloniferous, up to 0.20 m high, belonging to the Labiatae family and is native to Europe. Perfect for bordering beds, rock gardens and balcony planters.

It has simple elliptical leaves 7 to 10 cm long and white, blue or purple flowers gathered in inflorescence that arise from spring to early fall. Provide the Ajuga reptans with a loose soil, free from waterlogging; a full luminosity; and, one irrigation every 23 days in spring-summer and every 45 days in autumn-winter.

It does not require compost. It is propagated by planting in spring and division of the bush in autumn. Remove the soil every two years and do a pot change in spring every year.

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