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Lavender – 1 gram

45 EGP

SKU: 15006051 Categories: , ,
Brands: Sativa

Description

Sativa Seeds – Lavender – 1 gram

Origin: Italy

Germ: 99%

 

Lavenders are small evergreen shrubs with gray-green hoary linear leaves. The purple flowers are sparsely arranged on spikes at the tips of long bare stalks  The fragrance of the plant is caused by shining oil glands imbedded among tiny star-shaped trichomes (plant hairs) that cover the flowers, leaves, and stems. The cultivated plants do not usually produce seed, and propagation is accomplished by cuttings or by dividing the roots.

General info

Lavender is a member of the Lamiaceae family – the mint, rosemary, and basil family. Lavender is a perennial plant that can reach 20 years, if conditions are suitable. It is a beautiful aromatic shrub with an average height of 2 feet (60 cm). It produces purple flowers, which contain high levels of essential oil. Lavender essential oil is globally considered a valuable commodity. It has many medical and other uses. It has very low toxicity and is used as an antiseptic and antimicrobial. Lavender flowers are very rich in nectar and attract bees and other pollinators. After being cut and dried, lavender flowers are used in making perfumes. Lavender plants are also grown for decoration.

 

Planting and growth

Lavender thrives in most soil qualities, from poor to moderately fertile. Lavender makes only one demand for the soil: It must drain well. Standing water and wet areas could encourage root rot. Amend compacted or clay soil with compost or aged manure to improve drainage. Plant lavender in a spot with at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day (“full sun”).

  • Water once or twice a week after planting until plants are established. Water mature plants every 2 to 3 weeks until buds form, then once or twice weekly until harvest. (Yellowing leaves are often a sign of overwatering.)
  • In colder growing areas, plants may need extra winter protection. Cover the plants with a winter mulchof evergreen boughs or straw, insulating them from freezing winds and temperatures
  • Another option for cold areas is to grow lavender in a pot, keeping it outdoors in the summer and indoors in winter. While indoors, place the pot in a south-facing window with as much light as possible—water sparingly, as the plant will be dormant at this time
  • PH : 6.5 : 7.5

Benefits

Since ancient times, lavender has been used to reduce symptoms and provide support for multiple conditions. Modern science has confirmed many of its health benefits, while others are still under investigation.

Lavender may help with some of the following:

  • insomnia
  • anxiety
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • chemotherapy side effects
  • acne
  • burns
  • eczema and dry skin
  • wound healing
  • mood issues

Harvesting

There are many harvesting techniques, depending on which part of the plant we need. If we are interested in dried flower roots, as an important rule the longest roots should be harvested. If we are interested in essential oils, first we have to decide whether we plan to produce the oils from flowers or from leaves. Essential oils from flowers are of the highest quality

In developing countries, farmers harvest lavender by cutting it with scissors just below the first set of leaves. In large commercial lavender farms in the USA, France and Spain, lavender is harvested mechanically by machines attached to tractors. These machines cut the roots at a predetermined length in order to promote new growth

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