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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
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
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch – the same as grown plant, Cutting – moist, shadow, well drained soil
Leaves harvesting season:
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: