Aromatic plants

Luisa grass


The Luisa herb is a plant that grows in a warm temperate environment. For this reason it needs quite high temperatures, especially during the development phase, but at the same time it needs a good water supply. In particular, you must pay close attention to the administration of water. This plant, in fact, requires frequent watering, especially in the summer, however it is necessary to avoid creating conditions of excessive stagnation of water that could damage the plant. To evaluate the general health conditions of the plant, it is sufficient to observe its leaves. Yellowing leaves are a symptom of excessive water intake. Conversely, if the leaves are wilted and dull in color, you are not providing enough water.


The Luisa herb can be grown both in the ground and in pots. The choice between one method of cultivation and the other must take into account the space you have and the environment in which you live. When the Luisa grass is in the open field it is able to develop a lot, becoming a real shrub capable of reaching 180 cm in height. For this reason it needs sufficient space. It would also be advisable to reserve it a position in full light, but at the same time sheltered from any temperature changes and wind. As for the climate, this plant prefers the heat, so if you live in places with cold winters and temperatures approaching zero, it would be better to cultivate the Luisa herb in pots, in such a way as to shelter the plant inside. during the winter months.

Care and fertilization

The Luisa herb, being a wild shrub, does not require special care. However, for both aesthetic and productive needs, it is possible to implement some precautions that allow a better development of the plant. Pruning is not necessary, but it is good practice to eliminate the dry parts. Furthermore, in spring it is advisable to remove the old branches, in such a way as to allow the new vegetation to develop freely, while in autumn, after collecting the leaves, it is good practice to cut the branches that remain without leaves. As far as fertilization is concerned, it is recommended to administer a nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium-based fertilizer in the spring period to help the plant during the vegetative recovery phase.

Erba luisa: Particular attention

The Luisa herb is a very resistant shrub and little subject to insect attacks and other problems. However, in the event that it is found in extremely humid environments, with excessive stagnation of water, problems could be created at the level of the roots, yellowing of the leaves and the onset of fungi could occur. To eliminate these problems it is sufficient to avoid that the soil remains too wet for a long time, trying to mix it with sand and clay, so as to guarantee better drainage. Furthermore, it is sufficient to eliminate the leaves and diseased branches to prevent the presence of any fungi from spreading. Another problem that could affect the plant is a difficulty in growing due to the lack of light. In this case, it would be advisable to move the plant to another place.

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