Lemon balm growing shrub‎ of the genus Melissa and also known as balm, Lemon balm perennial evergreen plant and also used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.

Lemon balm leaves

Leaves color green, the size 2-4, the shape elliptic to heart shape, the flowers small white grow on stalk.

Lemon balm can be used to attract pollinators, recommend to grow it under trees that bloom in the summer

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Requirements for Lemon balm growing and care:

Moist, rich soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Prodenia

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Prune the flower stalk

Size of the plant?
20-130 cm, 8-52 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Small white flower grow on stalk

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning if there is no need in pollinator better for the leaves

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Vegetative Reproduction

Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with earth

Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Summer

Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
2-4 weeks

Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch – the same as grown plant, Cutting – moist, shadow, well drained soil

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Next to the branch or all the branch minimum 3-5 cm from the ground

Information about leaves:
Green leaves, the size 2-4, the shape elliptic to heart shape

Uses of Lemon balm leaves:
Beverage

Scientific name:

Melissa officinalis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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