English Lavender / Lavandula Angustifolia

English Lavender / Lavandula Angustifolia

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Deets: Lavender is an amazing plant and medicinal. It looks nice, smells amazing, and helps heal the body. Lavender is used in soaps, shampoos, perfumes, essential oils, and more. Known to help ailments such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression, lavender is not only good to help cleanse the body but also the mind and spirit.

Lavender is native to Europe and the Mediterranean, but it can be grown in a variety of different zones and climates. It isn’t a traditional houseplant, but that doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. With enough love and attention, you’ll have a thriving, delicious-smelling lavender plant growing in your home before you know it.  

Name(s): English Lavender; True Lavender: Common Lavender; Lavandula Angustifolia

Light: Regarding your lavender plants the light they need is one of the most important aspects of growing them indoors. When outside they thrive in full-sun conditions, so they need as much light as possible when grown indoors. Regardless of where you place your plants, rotate the container weekly to promote even growth and flowering.

For the best growth put lavender pots on the windowsill of, or in close proximity to, a south-facing window where they can receive a minimum of 3 to 4 hours of direct sun every day. If you don’t have a south-facing window the next best option is a west window; they get a long period of direct sun but often miss the hottest part of the day. 

Water: Lavender is native to the Mediterranean and likes to stay on the drier side, as opposed to some plants that prefer their roots to stay moist. The potting soil needs to dry out slightly between waterings but shouldn’t be allowed to dry out completely or you will see yellowing in the leaves. Overwatering will encourage the incidence of root rot, jeopardizing your entire plant.

Using your finger, check soil moisture and water when the top 1-inch of soil is dry. When watered, give enough water to wet the soil thoroughly and then let it go again until the soil dries down. In the winter, lessen the frequency of watering to when the top 2-inches of soil is dry because of slowed plant growth.

Grower: Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Size: 4" nursery pot.

Pet Friendly:  No, this plant is toxic to pets.

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