How To Care For Lavender – The Aromatic Plant With Calming and Stress-reducing Properties

The scent of lavender is unmistakable. If you still don’t have a lavender at home, it’s time to go for it! Discover all the benefits and properties of this aromatic and relaxing plant.

Lavender is one of the most used plants at home all year round. Not only is it a perfect plant to repel mosquitoes in summer, but also, lavender has incredible soothing effects on the mind and body. The lavender flower helps relieve both stress and anxiety. It also has beneficial properties for the skin: it tones, balances, and helps eliminate bacteria.

Without a doubt, lavender has a multitude of properties that we can incorporate into our daily lives. If you still do not have a potted lavender at home, you are in time to get one. Discover here all the benefits of having lavender at home and how it can help your body and mind.

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF LAVENDER?

Lavender is one of the gem plants. It is a plant that has been used for centuries to flavor oils and soaps. Today, the effects of lavender are many. Lavender flowers have many virtues, among which are their calming power, and their help to reduce respiratory and even muscle problems.For this reason, and due to the rise of aromatherapy, lavender has become one of the most widely used plants. Its unmistakable aroma is used in essential oils or even to perfume cabinets and drawers with dried lavender flowers.

LAVENDER: CARE, WATERING AND PRUNING

If you decide to have a natural lavender at home, we already warn you that it does not need much care. It is an easy plant to grow, and suitable even for beginners. In case you dare to have lavenders at home, we give you some advice on their care. Take note!

TYPES OF LAVENDER

Believe it or not, there are different types of lavender. We show you some of the best known so you can choose your favorite lavender:

  • Common lavender. It is the most popular lavender. Its flowering occurs in early summer and gives the plant purple flowers. It has a very pleasant perfume and has great medicinal properties.
  • Lavender Angustifolia . It is a type of lavender that is normally grown in Europe, specifically in Italy and France. It is a plant that stands out for its green-gray color. It is used, above all, to flavor foods.
  • Lavender dentataIt is a type of lavender native to the Mediterranean. It is a type of lavender that stands out for its green leaves and its mauve spike flowers.
  • Latifolia lavender. It is a variety of Spanish origin. Unlike other types of lavender, this one gives off a somewhat unpleasant scent. Its leaves can measure up to ten centimeters and it has flowers grouped in spikes.
  • Lavender IanataThis type of lavender, with covered leaves, is typical of mountain climates. Lavender lanata is of Spanish origin and can be found in many provinces of Andalusia.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO WATER THE LAVENDER?

Although it is a resistant plant, do not forget to water it. In summer, it is best to water the lavender once a week. Of course, as long as the soil is dry so as not to flood the roots. On the other hand, during the cold months, you can space the watering to prevent the roots from taking in moisture.

One tip: when watering the lavender, avoid wetting the branches and flowers so that fungus does not form.

HOW TO PRUNE LAVENDER?

If you have lavender at home and want to make a bouquet, cutting the stems and their flowers do not mean pruning the plant. To do it correctly you must wait for the arrival of spring or autumn, just before flowering.

 

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Author: Renata Kralevska

Renata Kralevska
 

A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.

 

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