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Lemon Balm - Live Plant
Lemon Balm - Live Plant
Lemon Balm - Live Plant
Lemon Balm - Live Plant

Lemon Balm - Live Plant

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Description

This seed-grown perennial plant is available in a 3.5” pot, established in a chemical-free environment. They are now completely ready to get cozy in their new homes to produce tight clusters of white flowers this summer. They are all set to get transferred in garden beds or bigger pots to flourish flawlessly.

What key elements are required to establish optimal conditions for growing Lemon Balm successfully?

Three crucial factors for successful Lemon Balm growth include water, light, and soil. Upon receiving the plant, prioritize placing it in a full sun to partial shade exposure, especially if grown in containers.

Lemon Balm does best in well-drained, fertile soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Understanding the potential size of Lemon Balm is crucial. It's advised to space them 12-18 inches apart, as they can reach up to 12-24 inches in height and 12-24 inches in diameter.

The flowering season of Lemon Balm is often summer, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

What are the uses of Lemon Balm?

Historically, Lemon Balm has been renowned for its calming, digestive aid, with tea, tincture crafted from its leaves, flowers to harness its medicinal properties.

About Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) can brighten up any kitchen herb garden or yard. This 3-foot-tall herbaceous perennial features lemon-scented leaves. Its delicate, white blossoms are filled to the brim with nectar that both humans and pollinating insects find irresistible.

Lemon Balm has been used for thousands of years to treat gastrointestinal problems, heart illness, sleeplessness, viral infections, muscle spasms, depression, and insomnia. Enhancing cognitive processes can aid with memory, focus, nervous weariness, and depressive mood.

 

How to Use Lemon Balm

  • Tincture: Freshly chopped or dried lemon balm leaves are macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, fresh or dried lemon balm leaves are soaked for around 10-15 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve Dried lemon balm leaves make a great anti-inflammatory salve when combined with olive oil and melted beeswax.
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried lemon balm leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form lemon balm vinegar infusion.

Lemon Balm - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lemon Balm an annual or perennial plant?

Lemon Balm is a bushy perennial with heavenly lemon-scented leaves. It grows all around the world for its divine scent, medicinal benefits, and pollinating agents-attracting vibes. It is used as an herbal remedy to treat depression, anxiety, heart illness, sleeplessness, viral infections, muscle spasms, gastrointestinal problems, and fatigue.

 

How much space should be needed to grow a Lemon Balm?

Lemon balm grows at a much faster pace and establishes quickly in the form of large clumps. It requires 20-24 inches of space from other plants to flourish on its own. It can achieve a good height of 2 feet and even more if it is not pruned regularly.

What zone does Lemon Balm grow in?

Lemon Balm is hardy in USDA growing zones 4 through 9.

 

When should I harvest Lemon Balm?

Lemon Balm is recommended to be harvested just before it plunges into the blooming phase. 

Does Lemon Balm flower or fruit?

Lemon Balm produces white or pale pink flowers in summer that dry out after pollination and fertilization to give seeds.  

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