Melissa officinalis, also known as Lemon Balm, is a popular herb that is frequently used for cooking, making essential oil and as a mosquito repellent. Melissa officinalis is an easy to grow plant that does well in most rich, moist, and well-drained soils and can take full or partial sun.
Sunlight: Direct Sunlight or Partial Shade
Water: Water regularly to keep soil moist, but do not sit pot in water.
Fertiliser: Keep your plant in top form by feeding it every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertiliser or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Soil for Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Melissa officinalis should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Melissa officinalis needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your potted plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.
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