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Place pot in a sunny south window where it will receive as much light as possible. In low light, growth may become weak and spindly and the
plant will cease flowering. Rotate the pot weekly for uniform growth.
Ideal temperatures for indoor growth are 45
to 50 degrees F at night and 60 to 65 during the
day. Provide good air circulation, but avoid the direct flow of forced hot air heat.
Drench the soil completely when watering
and allow the pot to drain thoroughly. Allow
the soil to become somewhat dry between
waterings. Over- or under-watering may cause
leaves to turn yellow or wilt. Fertilize with halfstrength
houseplant fertilizer once a month.
You may cut and dry the stems for scented
sachets, potpourri or small bouquets. Pruning
encourages bushy, new growth, but may delay
flowering, which occurs at branch tips.
In climate zones 7 and warmer, plant
lavender outdoors in the spring in well-drained
soil in full sun. In colder zones, it can be placed
outside for the summer, but is not winter hardy
and must be brought inside before frost.
Last updated: 10/24/15
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