how to grow aptted lavendar plant and keep it alive?? - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by celticlady12
April 17, 2010
have not had any luck. Also african Violets, miniture roses and Azaleas, seem to kill! Am good with green indoor plants but not flowering. Help please!.

Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010


Lavender does not make a good houseplant. It needs full sunshine and well draining soils in order to thrive. Indoor environments are not good places. If you want to grow lavender indoors I'm afraid the plant will be doomed from the very beginning. You can grow them outdoors, though. Find a sunny spot and plant English Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia is the most commonly grown hardy lavender in our area. Synonyms for this species are: L. vera, L. latifola, L. officinalis, L. spica, and L. delphinensis. There are many flower colors from which to choose.

Any flowering houseplant will need bright light in order to bloom and grow well. If you're not having success with them, you'll need to invest in some supplemental lighting to promote flowering. Best wishes with your indoor garden!

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