3 Gallon
Mona Lavender
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Mona Lavender

Latin Name:

LAVANDULA

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Narrow grey leaves tightly set on a small branching bush. Flowers grow in a dense terminal spike.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

HJ

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires a littl
e extra care

Temperature:

40-65°F, 4-16°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 2 parts coarse sand or perlite and a dusting of ground limestone. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to none Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.
Propagation:
Seeds and cuttings in the spring through late summer. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Keep this plant in a warm location at all times. Requires good ventilation.

Is Genus:

Yes

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