Lavender is not very suitable as a houseplant

Lavender is not very suitable as a houseplant

Lavender should be outside in summer

There is a large number of beautiful indoor plants, but they all have one thing in common: They come from tropical and subtropical regions and therefore could not survive outdoors in our climatic zone - with the exception of hot summer days, when some palm trees can also be found on the balcony feels good. Mediterranean plants, such as lavender, are not very suitable as indoor plants. At least in summer, the plant should be allowed to stand in a sunny spot on the balcony or in the garden. Indoor cultivation usually means that the plants do not get enough sun and are therefore weakened. Very often an infestation with plant pests and fungi is the result.

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Dried lavender as a home decoration

Nevertheless, you don't have to do without the wonderful scent of lavender in your home. Instead of a living plant, you can simply use dried lavender bouquets to decorate your home. For this you use flowers and stems with leaves, which are either braided or packed in potpourris or scented sachets.

Hibernate lavender in the room

Wintering in a heated room is also problematic because, unlike tropical plants, lavender needs a winter break. Most types of lavender, however, are not hardy and therefore belong in a cold house in order to imitate the conditions of their Mediterranean home. Cold house overwintering means that the plants overwinter at around 10 to 12 ° C - this can also be in the (little or no heated) bedroom or in a stairwell.

Warm winter lavender usually dies

On the other hand, if you overwinter your lavender in a heated living room, it is very likely that it will not survive the winter. Like so many Mediterranean plants, lavender is evergreen and therefore needs more light the warmer it is in winter. However, the light intensity we have in winter is not enough for the lavender. Furthermore, a warm winter prevents the lavender from its urgently needed vegetation break, it is weakened and thus more susceptible to diseases.

Tips & Tricks

Lavender is said to have a stimulating effect, especially in the bedroom. The herb has been considered an aphrodisiac since ancient times, meaning that its active ingredients increase libido.