That lovely Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) can be successfully grown in pots if you manage to give it the same conditions as it has in its natural environment. So, whe nit comes to soil, it must be alkaline, with a pH of 7-8. The plant prefers more dry soils, with a larger percentage of sand and gravel placed on the bottom of the pot. To get the right pH, you can use a simple trick: shed some eggshells and mix them with the potting soil.
Once you have purchased the appropriate soil type, choose a larger pot, because this plant needs place to develop. Also, don’t forget that every year you have to change the pot with a new one to give it as much lavender space as possible.
Lavender in the pot needs a lot of light, so it’s best to sit at the window, while the room temperature shouldn’t drop below 10-12 degrees Celsius. When you water it, it should consider the fact that it doesn’t need very much water. If this happens, you should know that the roots will rot. Therefore, drainage must be good, being ensured both by the substrate that is based on gravel, as well as drain holes that you have to make at the bottom of the pot.
In order to grow harmoniously, lavender must be cleaned, from time to time, by mature stems. These, however, can be dried and put in sachets, and then used to perfume and refresh the clothes in the closet.
In terms of pests, you don’t have to worry, because volatile oils contained in lavender are strong enough to keep insects away.
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