Plants

Lavender plant

How and how much to water

Lavender is a plant that can resist well in all seasons and, for this reason, it is essential to know when and above all with how much water to irrigate in different periods. The soil is always to be checked to verify that the plant has absorbed all the water and, only after having ascertained this situation (the dry soil), will it be possible to water again. It is clear that in spring and summer, like any plant, the need for water will be greater, while in the colder periods it will be necessary to water much less, especially due to greater humidity and more frequent rains. The important thing is that stagnations never form in the soil that could damage the lavender. In the event of very low temperatures or frost, the risk of freezing can cause even greater damage, which is why it is even more fundamental.

How to grow lavender


Lavender can be grown both indoors and, recommended, outdoors. In the first case, a large pot will be needed because this type of plant does not tolerate tight spaces and develops best when it has a lot of land around it. Outside, on the other hand, it needs sun and ventilation to favor its development. French lavender is the type that best suits indoor environments but, at the same time, the least fragrant. As for the choice of the soil, however, it is always good to mix some soil with calcareous fertilizer and a little sand which are ideal elements to reproduce the habitat of lavender as well as to favor a good absorption of irrigation water. Pruning should be done in early spring to ensure a good state of health and a beautiful shape, taking care to leave at least 3 or four buds. In September the plant will be grown again and ready for a new flowering.

How and when to fertilize


Fertilization, in the case of lavender, is not strictly necessary which makes it an ideal plant even for those who do not like too much having to follow and take care of the home green. Fertilization lovers can instead proceed to fertilize in the spring period with simple products such as manure or compost, useful above all to favor the development of the aerial parts of the plant and to give it more abundant blooms. It is at the discretion of the gardener to understand, limiting himself to fertilizing in the period between March and May, if and when it is necessary to «encourage» the development of a plant with chemicals which, if well placed and cultivated, can give splendid blooms and unique scents. without requiring too many additives.

Lavender Plant: Exposure and Possible Diseases.


As already mentioned, lavender is a plant that needs sun and good ventilation. If grown at home it becomes difficult to obtain good ventilation and it is necessary to expose the pot in which it is placed outside for a few days at the end of summer, on the terrace or in the garden everything becomes easier if you want to reproduce the habitat of this plant. Sun, ventilation but also exposure to the hills or mountains that bring back to the origins the hilly environment in which this plant grows best (the hills in fact). Diseases that could affect lavender can be caused by fungal infections or viruses. There are fungi that can be eradicated with products on the market but also rot caused by stagnation of humidity or excessive watering. As for viruses instead,

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