Lemon balm grow and care – 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
Lemon balm for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
VIDEO How to grow 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: ?
Spring, summer, autumn Planting season:
Prodenia Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter Pruning season:
How to prune:
Prune the flower stalk
20-130 cm, 8-52 inches Size of the plant?
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Yes Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Summer / Autumn Bloom season:
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 Method: Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Spring / Summer Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
2-4 weeks Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch – the same as grown plant, Cutting – moist, shadow, well drained soil Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Leaves harvesting season: All year
Next to the branch or all the branch minimum 3-5 cm from the ground How to harvest the leaves?
Information about leaves: Green leaves, the size 2-4, the shape elliptic to heart shape
Uses of Lemon balm leaves: Beverage
Autumn flowers Summer flowers
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
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Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9