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Growing lavender indoors

Lavender    None Given

We recently moved and our new apartment doesn't have a balcony / garden (where we used to grow lavender). Does anyone have experience with growing lavender indoors?


Posted by: Timo (1 point) Timo
Posted: August 6, 2013




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I don't have any experience of growing lavender indoors personally but the major problem with growing any kind of plant inside is usually ensuring that it has adequate light. Lavender is a Mediterranean plant and loves sun (7-8 hours a day is best!) so you will need to position your plant(s) in a bright south facing window, if you don't have one then you may need to supplement with artificial lights.

Some searching on the web reveals that French lavender is the most amenable variety due to its smaller size and attractive foliage. You can start your plants from seed, but this can be quite difficult so it's probably best to purchase plants from a local garden center or find a friend who has some plants that you can take cuttings from.

Position the lavender in the sunniest spot in your apartment and turn the pot regularly to ensure all parts of the foliage receive sunlight. Also be sure to water your plant regularly, allowing the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Lavender does best in drier soil so watering once a week should be adequate indoors. If you are growing from cuttings, pinch off the flowers int he first year to encourage vegetative growth.

Here are some good articles if you need any more advice - good luck!

http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2...
http://www.guide-to-houseplants.com/h...
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopEx...



Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: August 8, 2013




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