Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Indoor herb Garden

Rosemary Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an appealing evergreen bush with needle-like leaves and splendid blue blossoms.The herb has been hailed since ancient times for its medicinal properties.  It is used as a culinary condiment, to make bodily perfumes, and for its potential health benefits. Rosemary is in the same taxonomic family as mint but doesn’t have that characteristic flavor . Rosemary is also the medicinal plant. The blooms of evergreen rosemary hold on through spring and summer, filling the air with a pleasant piney aroma.This beautiful herb, mostly used for seasoning dishes and It commonly used as ornamental plantings in the landscape.

Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Common Name: Rosemary

RosemaryHow to maintain Rosemary plant:

Sunlight:

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) grown outdoors prefers full sun.Rosemary will grow indoors satisfactorily under standard fluorescent lamps, and exceptionally well under high output T5 fluorescent plant lights, compact fluorescent, or high-intensity discharge (metal halide or high-pressure sodium) plant growing lights. Keep standard fluorescent lamps between 2 and 4 inches from the tops of the plants, high output and compact fluorescents approximately one foot above the plants, and HID lights between 2 and 4 feet above the plants, depending on wattage. Have an oscillating fan gently stir seedlings for at least 2 hours per day to stimulate shorter, sturdier, and more natural plant habit.

Plant Height & Spacing: 

Rosemary plants usually grow to a height of 3 to 4 feet (90 – 120cm). Rosemary plants should be spaced between 18 and 24 inches (45 – 60 cm)

Watering:

Average water needs. Water on a regular schedule, but do not overwater. Allow soil to go dry between waterings, then soak thoroughly.

Propagation: 

Sow indoors in sunny location or under plant grow lights eight weeks before the last frost. Rosemary propagates well via stem cuttings.

Pests and Diseases:

Rosemary can be susceptible to whitefly, scale, and mealybug and is susceptible to powdery mildew.

 

 

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