Lavender has strong floral fragrance and bactericidal effect. When many people grow Lavender potted plants, their leaves wilt and their stems and leaves wither and yellow. They think they are short of water, and then they will pour a lot of water on the plants, resulting in accumulated water in the roots of lavender, rotten roots and death of the whole plant. This is the failure of lavender potted maintenance. Therefore, it is very important to master the cultivation methods and precautions of lavender in pots.
How to grow Lavender in pots?
1. Spring sowing
Lavender seeds are very small and usually need to be transplanted after germination and growing into seedlings. Lavender potted sowing is generally selected in spring, which is suitable for March ~ June in the South and April ~ June in the north. Generally, they can germinate about half a month after sowing.
2. Soaking seeds
This step is the key to maintaining the germination in the lavender basin. Many people do not treat the seeds before sowing, so the seeds do not germinate after sowing. Lavender seeds need to be soaked in warm water for two days before sowing, so it is very easy to germinate.
3. Acid soil
Lavender seeds are light, thin and small, and lavender likes acidic soil with good air permeability and drainage. We can mix vermiculite, peat and perlite in Lavender potted plants, or directly buy nutritious soil for use, or mix garden soil with coarse sand.
4. Covering soil after sowing
Because Lavender seeds are light and small, we can pour some water on our fingers, then dip the seeds, sprinkle them in the basin, and then cover them with a thin layer of soil. If the seeds are large, we can plant them in the basin and cover them with thick soil.Read More:How to Grow Lavender Indoors - Growing Caring Lavender Plants Indoors
Planting techniques in Lavender Basin
1. Basin soil selection
How to plant Lavender potted plants
? The first thing we need to do is to choose a soil basin with good air permeability and ensure that the soil in the basin has holes to drain water. Lavender likes the formula of sandy soil basin soil with alkaline and good drainage. We can mix pearl stone, vermiculite and peat soil in the ratio of 3:3:3 and add some hydrated lime.
2. Watering requirements
Lavender potted plants are watered differently in different seasons. How to water Lavender potted plants? Watering depends on the basin soil. It can't be watered until it's dry. Lavender is watered once every three days in summer and once every half a month in winter. When watering, be sure not to sprinkle water on flowers or leaves to avoid breeding diseases and pests.
3. Lighting requirements
Lavender is a full sunshine plant, which needs sufficient sunlight to grow well. Lavender pot planting
method is also inseparable from light. If the light is insufficient, it will affect the flowering amount. But in summer, you need to shade, keep ventilated, and sprinkle water around the plants to reduce the temperature.
4. Pre anthesis fertilization
Lavender potted plants usually grow without consuming too much nutrients. Fertilization is mainly before and after flowering. Lavender potted plants do not need fertilization during flowering. Generally, we mainly use organic fertilizer to fertilize lavender. Generally, we can apply Lavender once before flowering and again after flowering. Take out a few grains of granular organic fertilizer and directly bury them in the soil.
The roots of lavender are relatively developed. Generally, it is necessary to water every 3 ~ 5 days. In summer, it is necessary to increase the amount of water. It is best to water every morning or evening, and add an appropriate amount of phosphorus and potassium fertilizer according to the size of the plant. Generally, it is good to apply it every half a month during the growth period, and there is no need to apply fertilizer at other times.
5. Temperature requirements
Temperature is a key factor in how lavender is potted. Lavender likes a cool climate. The suitable temperature for its normal growth is 15 ~ 30 ℃. If it is above 35 ℃ for a long time, the stems and leaves of lavender will wither and yellow. Therefore, in high temperature weather, we must remember to cool the plant.
6. Turn over the basin and replace the soil
Potted Lavender generally needs to be turned over and replaced every 2-3 years. First, we need to remove it from the soil and treat the old soil on the surface of the root whisker. In this process, do not hurt the root whisker. Garden soil, turf soil, cinder and sand can be mixed as the matrix in the ratio of 3:2:1:1.
7. Growth environment
As for how to raise potted lavender, lavender belongs to an all day plant, which needs to be placed in a well ventilated and sunny place for cultivation at ordinary times. In summer, it needs shade and sunscreen, and it can be exposed to the sun for 4 hours. Potted lavender is suitable for the temperature of 15 ~ 25 ℃, while in winter, the temperature needs to be controlled above 0 ℃, which is conducive to the growth of lavender potted plants.