Learn how to grow a cute mini lavender tree that not only looks pretty but also smells lovely! Choose the right variety like Hidcote Blue or Munstead, find a sunny spot, and use well-draining soil with occasional watering. Give it a trim after blooming, and watch out for pests. Simple, right?
Growing lavender in a tree-like form can be a great gardening project! Once done, you will have a specimen unlike anything in your possession!
You’ll need the perfect variety that you can turn into a mini-lavender tree. For this, you should go with Hidcote Blue, Munstead, orFrench Lavender.
If you’re looking for English lavender varieties, then you should try Silver Seas and Hidcote Pink. These are great for growing as a mini tree.
Plants have a tendency to grow towards the light source – to ensure your lavender grows straight, it would be a good idea to use a grow light, and position it at the top of the plant, at about a distance of 1-2 feet (from the top) and switching it on daily for 6-7 hours. (Do ensure to expose it to the natural sunlight for a minimum of 3-4 hours every day.)
If you don’t want to use grow lights, then there’s always this regular sunlight exposure option you have! Simply ensure that the herb gets a minimum of 6-7 hours of sunlight (3-5 hours of direct morning sun and bright indirect light for the rest of the day) daily.
Do remember that you have to rotate the plant every 3-4 days so that it gets an even light exposure at every part.
Lavender does NOT like wet roots, so make sure the soil is well-draining. You can mix in some sand or perlite (1 part) with regular potting soil (2 parts) for the container. Don’t forget to add 1 part aged compost for nutrients. Mix these well, and you’re good to go.
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