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ChristinaV
May 12, 2020 8:27 PM CST
Hi!
So I recently impulsively bought a "lavender shrub" I would like to keep it in my room as I LOVE the smell but recently some leaves started changing colour and I think dying? I added a picture!
I don't want to water it yet since I've read not to over water it and the dirt still feels pretty moist (it came with dirt and some wood chips on the very top). I'm not sure what's wrong with it and I really don't want it to die.
Can anyone also give me any advice/tips on care for it? I'd like to keep it in my room like I said since it smells nice and also since I think it's too cold right now for me to plant it outside.
Thank you!
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gardenfish
May 13, 2020 12:15 AM CST
Lavenders need to be kept on the dry side. As much direct sun as you can. I know you said that you want it inside as a houseplant, but I need to warn you that lavenders are difficult to grow inside because they are NOT houseplants. They are outside plants and do better outside. I'm not sure if they will make it through the winter in your zone. Your plant still looks good and some leaf die back is just what happens when they are inside. When it warms up, put it, pot and all, outside for the summer, direct sun. Water sparingly. Bring it back in for the winter if you wish. This might keep it alive longer.
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